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  • Exercise triggers stem cells in muscle

    Mesenchymal stem cells (green) accumulate in skeletal muscle following exercise and release growth factors to spur regeneration.

    Mesenchymal stem cells (green) accumulate in skeletal muscle following exercise and release growth factors to spur regeneration.

    Photo by Marni Boppart

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    The paper, “Eccentric Exercise Facilitates Mesenchymal Stem Cell Appearance in Skeletal Muscle,” is available online.