Monday, February 21, 2005

'Mighty mice' to fight weak bones

"US scientists have made a 'mighty mouse' whose big muscles could help find a way to prevent bones weakening.

It has 70% more muscle mass than normal mice as it lacks the myostatin gene that ensures muscles do not overgrow.

Six years ago, a German boy was born with a myostatin mutation and had muscles twice the normal size.

A Medical College of Georgia team says bones may respond to the stress placed on them by extra muscle by forming more bone - helping to fight osteoporosis."

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