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New Technique to Guide Nerve Growth for Neuro Implants

June 3, 2013
The secrets of Schwann-like substrates

Cristina Lopez-Fagundo, left, and Diane Hoffman-Kim are figuring out optimal designs for implants that will guide neuron growth in new tissue. Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown University

Biomedical Engineering doctoral student, Cristina Lopez-Fagundo's research using Schwann cells to create straight instead of irregular paths of nerve growth is highlighted in Growing nerves to correct all kinds of neurological disorders and injuries is a major goal of medicine, something that can revolutionize neurosurgery. Read more.