Stem Cell Activity (IMAGE) University of California - Berkeley Caption Human muscle stem cell regenerative activity is depicted in green and red. Stem cell responses were incapacitated when researchers inhibited the activation of key biochemical pathways, making the young muscle behave like old muscle. Encouragingly, old cells were capable of productive regenerative responses similar to their young counterparts when properly triggered by experimental activation of biochemical signals. Credit Photos by Morgan E. Carlson and Irina M. Conboy, UC Berkeley Usage Restrictions with credit License Licensed content 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.