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Regenerative medicine
Repairing the brain
Repairing the brain Neurological disorders and traumas disrupt the connections between brain and body, causing paralysis for millions of people worldwide.
Malin Parmar - Reversing Pakinson’s by programming stem cells as neurons
Malin Parmar - Reversing Pakinson’s by programming stem cells as neurons Neurons, our brain cells, do not regenerate during our life. This makes neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson's and Huntington's, difficult to treat.
Wooden Bones
Wooden Bones Rebuilding bones out of wood, or cartilage out of algae and chitosan is the most spectacular aspect of this particular bioinspiration field.
From wood to bone
From wood to bone The staggering similarities found with the bone brought the group of researchers working on the TEM-PLANT project to become the first one to use wood to develop organized and complex structures for tissue substitution and engineering.
Dr. Philippe Bergonzo “Deteriorated photoreceptors can be activated through nanodiamond retinal prostheses”
Dr. Philippe Bergonzo “Deteriorated photoreceptors can be activated through nanodiamond retinal prostheses” The European Dreams Project team is currently developing a new generation of retinal prostheses that haven’t been tested on humans yet.
Regenerating the Ear and the Eye
Regenerating the Ear and the Eye Finnish researchers have designed tiny nano-particles which can deliver a specific drug to cells of the inner ear. Once brought into position, this drug helps to repair damaged cells .
Nanosized diamonds enable progress in retinal prostheses
Nanosized diamonds enable progress in retinal prostheses An artificial device in the form of a retinal prosthesis can replace dead photoreceptor cells by electrically stimulating the remaining neurons. Two examples of retinal prostheses are digital camera-type electrode arrays and photodiode arrays .
Nanoparticle therapeutics helping hearing disorders
Nanoparticle therapeutics helping hearing disorders Due to different anatomic and physiological barriers it is hard to treat hearing disorders by using conventional systemic drug delivery. Therefore scientists are investigating different ways to locally apply drugs using nanoparticles.