Neurotransmitters In Biopolymers Stimulate Nerve Regeneration

<p>Dec. 13, 2007&nbsp;(ScienceDaily)- Research reported December 11 in the journal Advanced Materials describes a potentially promising strategy for encouraging the regeneration of damaged central nervous system cells known as neurons.</p> <p>The technique would use a biodegradable polymer containing a chemical group that mimics the neurotransmitter acetylcholine to spur the growth of neurites, which are projections that form the connections among neurons and between neurons and other cells…</p>