Nanosilver Coated Fibers for Spinal Cord Repair

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Nanosilver Coated Fibers for Spinal Cord Repair

A research team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Department of Materials Science and Engineering has recently developed nanowire-coated fibers for optoelectronic probing of spinal cord circuits.

Polina Anikeeva’s team developed a stretchable and flexible probe that can be used in developing tools that are useful for monitoring and manipulating neural dynamics in the spinal cord. The team used elastic polymers, coated with micrometer-thick meshes of conductive silver nanowires (AgNWs), which allowed these probes to be both stretchable and electrically conductive.


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