Despite recent advances in supportive care for spinal cord injury (SCI), there is a great need for treatments that can improve the neurological outcome (1). After SCI, there is essentially no regrowth of axons beyond the point of the lesion, leaving intact, although nonfunctional, circuits below the site of injury. We discuss the potential for functional recovery from SCI by using nanomaterials to restore these dysfunctional circuits through a combination of artificial connections and devices to help stimulate motor and sensory recovery.

Nanomaterials for stimulating nerve growth / Marchesan, S.; Ballerini, Laura; Prato, M.. - In: SCIENCE. - ISSN 0036-8075. - 356:6342(2017), pp. 1010-1011. [10.1126/science.aan1227]

Nanomaterials for stimulating nerve growth

Ballerini, Laura;
2017

Abstract

Despite recent advances in supportive care for spinal cord injury (SCI), there is a great need for treatments that can improve the neurological outcome (1). After SCI, there is essentially no regrowth of axons beyond the point of the lesion, leaving intact, although nonfunctional, circuits below the site of injury. We discuss the potential for functional recovery from SCI by using nanomaterials to restore these dysfunctional circuits through a combination of artificial connections and devices to help stimulate motor and sensory recovery.
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6342/1010
Marchesan, S.; Ballerini, Laura; Prato, M.
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