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May 26th, 2005

Carbon nanotubes head for brain repair

Abstract:
Researchers in Italy have grown nerve cells from the hippocampus region of the brain on substrates containing networks of carbon nanotubes. The team, from the University of Trieste, University of Ferrara, International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA/ISAS) and the National Consortium of Materials Science and Technology (INSTM), found that the nanotubes improved neural signal transfer between the cells.

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