New tests on a biomaterial that is implanted into the brain to favor neuroregeneration in areas with brain damage look favorable for the material, according to Medical Xpress.
Animal testing in rats shows that these types of implants are colonized within two months by neural progenitor cells and irrigated by new blood vessels, which allows the generation of new neurons and glia within these structures. The new neurons and glia are capable of repairing injured brain tissue caused by trauma or stroke.
The study has confirmed the high compatibility of these polymeric materials with brain tissue. It has been published in the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research under the title “Channeled Scaffolds Implanted in Adult Rat Brain”.