New Hope for Nerve Regeneration

    Researcher at Washington University in St. Louis and Northwestern University have developed an implantable, biodegradable device that delivers regular pulses of electricity to damaged peripheral nerves in rats, helping the animals regrow nerves in their legs and recover nerve function and muscle strength more quickly.
    The next step is to test the device in larger animals with the hope of eventually using it in humans to help people with nerve damage from car accidents, sports injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome.

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