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Neurons Grow on Crosslinks of Carbon Nanotubes

August 8th, 2019 Medgadget Editors Nanomedicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Rehab, Surgery Carbon nanotubes have a host of interesting properties. They are biocompatible and electrically conductive, so have been investigated as a possible material for growing nerve tissues. To make carbon nanotubes cooperate as desired, novel forms are required and researchers at SISSA (International School for Advanced… Read More »

Nanotubes enable travel of Huntington’s protein

A toxic protein linked to Huntington’s disease can move from neuron to neuron through a nanotube tunnel whose construction is initiated by a protein called Rhes, say scientists at Scripps Research. The finding, by Scripps Research neuroscientist Srinivasa Subramaniam, PhD, improves understanding of how and why this disease attacks and destroys certain brain cells. The… Read More »