3D-printed nerve stem cells could help patch up spinal cord injuries

Spinal injuries can be like downed power lines – even if everything on either side of the injury is perfectly functional, the break can effectively shut down the whole system. Now, researchers at the University of Minnesota have designed a device that could link everything back together again. A silicone guide, covered in 3D-printed neuronal stem cells, can be implanted into the injury site, where it grows new connections between remaining nerves to let patients regain some motor control…
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3D Printing

Bioengineering

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPS)

Injuries

Nerves

Spinal

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University of Minnesota

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