Silk Could Help Repair Nerves

Silk Could Help Repair Nerves

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UK researchers have used strands of silk-like fiber to create a scaffold that prompted nerve cells to grow. The hope is that the silk will encourage cell re-growth across severed nerves, possibly even in damaged spinal cords. The team has tested the silk in tissue culture and in animals – and in both cases the results had been good. (BBC with photo)

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