Nerve Guide Repairs Damaged Nerves

Nerve Guide Repairs Damaged Nerves
An innovative, biodegradable nerve guide can regenerate damaged nerves without the need for stem cells or donor nerves.

The nerve guide created by the team from the University of Pittsburg consists of a polymer tube filled with a protein that promotes the regeneration of long sections of nerves. The protein, which was also used in a Parkinson’s trial, releases slowly over time, encouraging the growth of new nerves with the need for transplants. In tests on monkeys, the nerve guide supported enough cell growth to bridge a two-inch gap, and performed comparable too if not better than a nerve graft.

Image- Microspheres containing a neural growth factor adhere to a nerve conduit

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