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Lesioni spinali: grazie ai nanomateriali la ripresa delle capacità motorie

29 September 2020
A new study conducted by SISSA and the University of Trieste shows the efficacy of carbon nanotube implants to restore motor functions

Re-establishing motor skills and neuronal connectivity thanks to the implantation of carbon nanotubes in the injury site. This is the result of a new study conducted by SISSA and the University of Trieste that rewards a ten years interdisciplinary collaboration. For the first time, the researchers have used nanomaterial implants in animals with spinal injury, observing the regrowth of nerve fibres and the restoration of motor functions. The research, published in PNAS – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows the potential of therapeutic approaches that use the mechanical and electric properties of regenerative scaffolds to treat the injured area.