News-Medical: Researchers create a biomaterial that can be used to study the brain

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Injury, Brain Research

Researchers have created a new type of biomaterial that can support the growth of nerve cells, potentially opening up new possibilities for patients who have experienced a stroke or traumatic brain injury. Using self-assembling peptides, bioengineers have created scaffolds that can be used in tissue engineering and biomedicine. Amino acids are groups of carbon atoms that have an amine group at one end, an acidic group at the other, and unique properties depending on the residues they bind to. (May 8, 2018)

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