Synthetic nanofibers to repair spinal cord injuries

The study published in the journal Science with Zaida Álvarez, researcher of the Biomateriales para Terapias Regenerativas” group at IBEC, as first author, has allowed paralyzed animals that have been treated with a first injection of synthetic nanofibers in the spinal cord, to regain mobility after four weeks.

The secret behind this new revolutionary therapeutic treatment is to tune the movement of molecules so that they can properly find and activate constantly moving cellular receptors.

Zaida Álvarez Pinto, First author of the study and currently researcher at IBEC.

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