The Spinal Injury Research Team aims to develop a multifaceted approach, combining innovative bioengineering methods and novel electrical, topographical, and chemical stimuli for nerve regeneration. The team was established in 2014 and first called the Aberdeen Nerve Repair Group.Our goal is to create conditions that will convert the chemical ‘stop growth’ signals to ‘go’ signals, whilst simultaneously providing a physical scaffold within the cyst to support nerve growth and an electrical environment that will coax nerves across the lesion.
On the road to recovery
We aim to identify new strategies to repair the injured nervous system.
We have developed physical scaffolds to support nerve regeneration.
We can use electrical cues to direct nerve growth.
We are using modern techniques to understand events inside developing and regenerating neurons important for promoting nerve growth and overcoming stop signals.
Now, by coming together to combine these approaches, the University of Aberdeen Spinal Injury Research Team is taking the next steps towards the road to regeneration.
University of Aberdeen Spinal Injury Research Team describe their vital work to find nerve regrowth strategies for patients with spinal injury.
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