A 'bridge' of carbon between nerve tissues

A study that a new material made of carbon nanotubes supports the growth of nerve fibers, bridging segregated neural explants and providing a functional re-connection. The study also observed biocompatibility in vivo of the material, demonstrating that implanting it into the brain of small rodents does not cause large scars or a marked immune response. The study demonstrates that the material could be evaluated for prosthetic nervous system applications….

A study that a new material made of carbon nanotubes supports the growth of nerve fibers, bridging segregated neural explants and providing a functional re-connection. The study also observed biocompatibility in vivo of the material, demonstrating that implanting it into the brain of small rodents does not cause large scars or a marked immune response. The study demonstrates that the material could be evaluated for prosthetic nervous system applications….