2 April 2021

The Muscle Atlas is the first muscle image database to accelerate research, diagnosis and therapeutic approaches. It is based on the infrastructure of AIM/AFM in Paris and was conceived by Bruno Cadot, a researcher from the Myology Center for Research, and Dr Norma Beatriz Romero, head of the Morphological Unit at the Institute of Myologie, that had the idea of creating a “Muscle Atlas”, i.e. building a database from muscle biopsies analysed, for the most part, in their respective laboratories.
This platform provides an exhaustive and qualified record of muscle biopsies from diseased patients or animals, both treated and untreated. More than 4,000 pictures of muscle biopsies of animal and human origin, all characterised according to the disease and at different stages of the disease, have been recorded by now. This unique database will enable researchers and physicians to work faster in their research and in the diagnosis of neuromuscular diseases. This atlas will be enriched with contributions from researchers and physicians from all over the world in the coming months.

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