Certain injuries we are able to fix, and some we simply don’t have the technology to fix. One of the more common unfixable injuries involve spinal cords, but Trace explains how science might be close to finding a way to repair nerves in the spine!
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
“Tissue engineering evolved from the field of biomaterials development and refers to the practice of combining scaffolds, cells, and biologically active molecules into functional tissues.”
Tissue Repair: Regeneration & Healing
New Discovery Gives Hope That Nerves Could Be Repaired After Spinal Cord Injury
“A new discovery suggests it could one day be possible to chemically reprogram and repair damaged nerves after spinal cord injury or brain trauma.”
Gene Therapy Improves Limb Function Following Spinal Cord Injury
“Delivering a single injection of a scar-busting gene therapy to the spinal cord of rats following injury promotes the survival of nerve cells and improves hind limb function within weeks, according to a study published April 2 in The Journal of Neuroscience.”
Can Gene Therapy Cure Blindness?
TestTube Wild Card
Why Can’t We Regrow Teeth?
DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won’t find anywhere else! New videos twice daily.
Watch More DNews on TestTube
DNews on Twitter
Anthony Carboni on Twitter
Laci Green on Twitter
Trace Dominguez on Twitter
DNews on Facebook
DNews on Google+
Download the TestTube App:
Video credit to DNews YouTube channel