3D Printed Implants Promote Nerve Cell Growth In Injured Spinal Cords

NanoEngineering professor, Shaochen Chen is a co-senior author of a new study that shows 3D printed implants promoting nerve cell growth to treat injured spinal cords.  The implants, developed by engineers and neuroscientists at UC San Diego, are filled with neural stem cells, fitted, and serve as soft bridges allowing new nerve cells to grow across a tear or break in injured spinal cords. The research was published in an issue of Nature Medicine.

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