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Nanostructure may be key to regeneration

15 years, 10 months ago

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Posted on Jan 30, 2004, 6 a.m. By Bill Freeman

A tiny new scaffold that assembles itself inside the body could point the way to regeneration of spinal cords and the ability to grow tissues ranging from bone cartilage to blood vessels, scientists say. "This is a magic material," said one of the scaffold's inventors, Northwestern University chemistry professor Samuel Stupp, who reported the discovery last week in Science magazine.

A tiny new scaffold that assembles itself inside the body could point the way to regeneration of spinal cords and the ability to grow tissues ranging from bone cartilage to blood vessels, scientists say. "This is a magic material," said one of the scaffold's inventors, Northwestern University chemistry professor Samuel Stupp, who reported the discovery last week in Science magazine. Other researchers were almost as effusive. "This work is excellent. It is very beautiful," said Massachusetts Institute of Technology molecular biologist Shuguang Zhang, who is developing a similar device.

Source: http://www.sunspot.net/news/health/bal-te.scaffold26jan26,0,6726195.story?coll=bal-home-headlines



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