A new study published in the journal Cell Reports brings researchers one step closer to a stem cell therapy for skeletal muscle regeneration, a possible approach to treating conditions like muscular dystrophy.

Every Monday and Thursday night, a makeshift clinic tucked in the basement of a Minneapolis church welcomes people who have wide ranging health needs – from sore throats to tooth aches to blurry eyesight.

Among people age 13 to 25, only one out of every four diagnosed with opioid addiction received medication to help treat their addiction.

“Here at the University of Minnesota, hydrocephalus is the most common condition we treat in pediatric neurosurgery,” explained Daniel Guillaume, M.D., M.S., associate professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota Medical School, “and as such we are constantly searching for better treatments.”