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3D Printed Implants Treat Spinal Cord Injury in Rats

News   Jan 15, 2019 | Original Press Release from UCSD

 
3D-Printed Implants Treat Spinal Cord Injury in Rats

A 3D printed, two-millimeter implant (slightly larger than the thickness of a penny) used as scaffolding to repair spinal cord injuries in rats. The dots surrounding the H-shaped core are hollow portals through which implanted neural stem cells can extend axons into host tissues. Jacob Koffler and Wei Zhu, UC San Diego

 
 
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