A team of British and German researchers have developed computer generated implants that could help the nerves of severely injured limbs to rewire themselves.
In the report, published in the journal Biofabrication, the researchers said that the implants have been developed using a form of biodegradable plastic and helps the nerve fibers to regrow through individual channels after which the implants dissolves away.
AdvertisementCommenting on the project, co-author Dr Frederik Claeyssens said, "Nerves aren't just like one long cable, they're made up of lots of small cables, similar to how an electrical wire is constructed.Using our new technique we can make a conduit with individual strands so the nerve fibres can form a similar structure to an undamaged nerve."
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