Entry Date:
June 20, 2011

Central Nervous System Regeneration: Spinal Cord Repair

Principal Investigator Rutledge Ellis-Behnke

We proposed that the successful reconnection of disconnected parts observed in the optic tract regeneration experiments might also be effective in treating spinal cord injury. Results indicate that the self-assembling nanofiber scaffold (SAPNS) is a potential material to repair damaged tissue and to bridge the injured axons cross the lesion site after spinal cord injury.