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Michael Gower: Can We Use Fat Tissue to Promote Muscle Growth? Particulate Systems and Their Potential Benefits for All of Humanity

By Abe Danaher | January 29, 2020

 

Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor Michael Gower joins host Abe Danaher on the Innovation on Main podcast to talk about promoting muscle growth through particulate systems. First, Michael describes his work with the Veterans Administration (2:04) and why his research is needed by elderly people (3:09). Then, he explains why the particulate system is targeting fat tissue (5:33) and how the injectable system he's creating would work (7:26). Next, Abe gives stats showing the amount of muscle men lose over their lifetime (11:14) before Michael tells what it is like for him knowing that his research could affect everyone in the future (13:40). Lastly, he shares how this technology could help astronauts (17:29) or potentially lead to baseball's next cheating scandal (20:15) and his thoughts on graduating his first doctoral student (21:17).

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