Imagine a mouse with bulky muscles and a bulging physique able to leap a single bound over a labyrinth’s maze. Welcome the new breed of Mighty Mouse with more than twice the normal amount of muscle mass. Thanks to Dr. Se-Jin Lee of John Hopkins University, it’s considered one of the most important discoveries in modern medicine.
The mice, described today in the journal Nature, owe their bulging physiques to the lack of a gene that would normally limit muscle growth. The function of the gene was previously unknown, and its discovery, by a team led by Dr. Se-Jin Lee of Johns Hopkins University, is considered an important advance.
A new breed of mice with more than double the normal amount of muscle may lead to meatier chickens and cows and, eventually, new treatments for people with muscle diseases, researchers are reporting.
‘’It has opened up completely new ideas about the control and regulation of muscle growth,’’ said Dr. Brigid Hogan, a professor of cell biology at Vanderbilt University.
Another researcher who was not involved in the study, Dr. Lee Niswander of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, said: ‘’Until now, we didn’t have a clue about what told muscle cells to stop dividing. This gives us a handle on understanding it. It’s powerful.’’
Read our special report by Amy Armstrong in The Suit.
From a business perspective, the world is equally wondrous and full of extraordinary potential. New markets, new sourcing opportunities, new financial resources, new medical breakthroughs - they’re all out there, and ready to be tapped.
In this issue you will also discover how Wall Street tobacco deals left states with billions in toxic debt on page 8. On page 16 we bring to you the Profit that airs starring Marcus Lemonis, his third season starting October 14 at 10pm. Ten new episodes are slated to air, including an entire episode devoted to follow-up segments on many of the businesses featured in the first two seasons.
And take a close look at the New York Stock Exchange Preservationist Approach. On page 18 we examine history in the making-the NYSE-the Big Board and the world’s largest market.
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Erwin Kantor, Publisher