Thin Sheet of Pig Material Spurs Muscle Growth in Humans (7 of 7) (video) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Patient 5. Forward reach test at 6 months post-op. Patient saw 56 percent improvement when compared to pre-operative distance. The forward reach test evaluates anterior tibial function. This video relates to a paper that appeared in the April 30, 2014, issue of Science Translational Medicine, published by AAAS. The paper, by Dr. B.M. Sicari at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pa., and colleagues was titled, "An Acellular Biologic Scaffold Promotes Skeletal Muscle Formation in Mice and Humans with Volumetric Muscle Loss." Credit Video courtesy of Drs. Elke Brown and Fabrisia Ambrosio Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the material when publishing. This material may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.