Associate professor Hang Yin of the University of Georgia's department of biochemistry and molecular biology had a study he helped author, “Transient HIF2A inhibition promotes satellite cell proliferation and muscle regeneration,” featured by UGA Today.
The study has found a technology able to switch satellite cells — stem cells in the skeletal muscles — from a "lurking" state to one in which they can begin to turn into muscle, according to the article.
“When a muscle is damaged, we can use this technology to turn more satellite cells into muscle cells," Yin told UGA Today. Yin said this aids in the acceleration of muscle repair, which has implications for everyone from athletes to the elderly.
To read the full paper, hosted by The Journal of Clinical Investigation, click here.