Tiny device helps nerve growth

Scientists say they have developed the first bioelectronic medicine — an implantable, biodegradable wireless device that speeds nerve regeneration and improves the healing of a damaged nerve. Researchers at the Washington University in the U.S. developed a device that delivers regular pulses of electricity to damaged peripheral nerves in rats after a surgical repair process, accelerating the regrowth of nerves in their legs. About the size of a small coin, the wireless device operates for two weeks before getting absorbing into the body, according to the study published in the journal Nature Medicine .

Source  :  https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-life/tiny-device-helps-nerve-growth/article25173998.ece

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