A novel scaffold design encourages directional growth of neurons and could lead to better repair of damaged spinal cords

Where some parts of the human body are able to heal relatively well following an injury, a damaged spinal cord is one that has a notoriously difficult time. But a new type of artificial scaffold is providing scientists with new cause for optimism. It features a novel design that encourages regenerating neurons to grow towards one another and bridge busted connections more efficiently, offering new hope for improved treatments.

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