New biomaterial could advance spinal cord injury treatment : Study

Updated: Dec 1 2022 3:32PM

London, Dec 1 (PTI) A newly developed material which could promote new tissue growth and generation could advance the treatment of spinal cord injury, according to a new study.

Researchers used a new kind of scaffolding material and a unique new electrically conducting polymer composite to promote new tissue growth and generation, said the study.

The team at the University of Limerick (UL) developed new hybrid biomaterials in the form of nanoparticles and building on existing practice in the tissue engineering field, were successfully synthesised to promote repair and regeneration following spinal cord injury, the study said.