Rebuilding nerves: a reality?
April 23, 2012 |
It sounds like science fiction, but researchers have created a miniature ‘scaffold’ to help regrow nerves.
The international team behind this new technology includes engineers, as well as nerve specialists. The scaffold is shaped like honeycomb, with a complex web of holes. Its special design directs clusters of nerves through the holes, encouraging them to grow and eventually repair.
People with nerve damage can experience loss of feeling and paralysis. This technology could offer a potential new treatment.
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