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Our article "The potential of Antheraea pernyi silk for spinal cord repair" was published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports on 23rd October 2017. UoA Press Office helped us with a Press Release for the article, which was jointly released with University of Oxford Press Office. We achieved a fantastic local, national, and international coverage. Dr Huang, the most senior and corresponding author was interviewed by STV news, and the other senior author Dr Rajnicek was interviewed by BBC Radio Oxford.

Period26 Oct 2017 → 27 Oct 2017

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • TitleResearchers in Britain explore repairing damaged spinal cords with silk
    Media name/outletXINHUANET
    Media typeWeb
    CountryChina
    Date27/10/17
    DescriptionLONDON, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Researchers have discovered that cleaned, sterilized silk from Asian wild silkworms had properties well suited to spinal repair, according to a study released on Thursday by the University of Oxford.

    Currently there is no cure for serious spinal cord trauma, in part because spinal nerves are unable to cross the scar tissue barrier and the cavity that forms in the cord after the injury.

    In collaboration with Oxford Biomaterials Ltd, researchers from University of Aberdeen and University of Oxford discovered that the modified silk from Antheraea pernyi (AP) silk spinner had important properties desirable in a scaffold which is capable of bridging the spinal injury cavity and supporting nerve growth across damaged region.
    URLnews.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-10/27/c_136708217.htm
    PersonsWenlong Huang
  • TitleSilk could be used to repair damaged spinal cords
    Media name/outletOxford University News & Events
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date26/10/17
    DescriptionModified silk from Asian wild silkworms could be used in a strategy to repair damaged spinal cords, according to scientists from the universities of Aberdeen and Oxford.

    The researchers, working in collaboration with Oxford Biomaterials Ltd, discovered that cleaned, sterilised silk from the Antheraea pernyi (AP) silk spinner had properties well suited to spinal repair. Their work was published this week in the Nature journal Scientific Reports.
    URLwww.ox.ac.uk/news/2017-10-26-silk-could-be-used-repair-damaged-spinal-cords
    PersonsWenlong Huang
  • TitleSterilised silk from moths could repair damaged spinal cords
    Media name/outletDaily Mail Online
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date26/10/17
    DescriptionSilk could help repair damaged spinal cords by producing material which acts as a 'scaffold', scientists claim.

    A team of British researchers found cleaned, sterilised silk from a breed of moths had properties well suited to spinal repair.


    URLwww.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5020823/Silk-repair-damaged-spinal-cords-scientists-claim.html
    PersonsWenlong Huang
  • TitleScientists at Aberdeen university have found that silkworms could hold the key to repairing damaged spinal cords.
    Media name/outletSTV news
    Media typeTelevision
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date26/10/17
    URLwww.mynewspad.co.uk/ViewBroadcast.asp?a_id=14142486
    PersonsWenlong Huang