Silk ‘could help repair nerves’

nerve cells growing in silk scaffoldSilk may be able to help repair damaged nerves, according to scientists.
The UK researchers have shown how nerve cells can grow along bundles of a special fibre, which has properties similar to spider silk.
They hope the silk will encourage cell re-growth across severed nerves, possibly even in damaged spinal cords. [BBC]

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