Scientists discover genetic switch that increases muscle blood supply

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 07:50 in Health & Medicine

Many people suffer from a devastating condition known as critical limb ischaemia (CLI) that can lead to muscle wasting and even amputation. The disease is linked to the blockage of blood flow to the skeletal muscle and current treatment options include rehabilitative exercise and surgical bypass of blood vessels. New preclinical research suggests there may be a way to restore blood supply in skeletal muscle without traditional intervention...

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