Volume 88 Issue 34 | p. 32 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 23, 2010

Nanofiber Scaffolds As Brain Bandages

Aligned nanofibers are an improved substrate for making dura mater grafts to aid healing after neurosurgery
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Nano SCENE
Keywords: tissue engineering, dura mater, electrospinning, biopolymer

Polymer nanofibers woven onto a specialized frame by electrospinning serve as an improved substrate over random nonwoven nanofibers for growing dural fibroblast cells, according to a research article in ACS Nano (DOI: 10.1021/nn101554u). The composite material can be used to make patches or grafts to induce wound closure and tissue regeneration. Younan Xia and coworkers at Washington University in . . .

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