Carbon nanostructures as nerve scaffolds for repairing large gaps in severed nerves

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Abstract

As the field of nerve tissue engineering advances, new biomaterials and structures are required to improve the regeneration of damaged nerves. Carbon nanostructures have been recognized as potential candidates to develop neural prostheses due to their one-dimensional nanostructures and similar nanoscale dimensions to neuritis as well as their unique electrical and mechanical properties when being used as a scaffold. This review addresses the promising application of carbon nanostructures in the repair of injured nerves. As a new viewpoint, the possibility of utilizing carbon nanostructures to repair a long gap in a severed nerve will be discussed as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6075-6090
Number of pages16
JournalCeramics International
Volume38
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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Scaffolds
Nanostructures
Carbon
Repair
Neural prostheses
Biocompatible Materials
Tissue engineering
Biomaterials
Electric properties
Mechanical properties

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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In: Ceramics International, Vol. 38, No. 8, 01.01.2012, p. 6075-6090.

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