Title Researchers in Britain explore repairing damaged spinal cords with silk Media name/outlet XINHUANET Media type Web Country/Territory China Date 27/10/17 Description LONDON, 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.
URL news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-10/27/c_136708217.htm Persons Wenlong Huang Title Silk could be used to repair damaged spinal cords Media name/outlet Oxford University News & Events Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 26/10/17 Description Modified 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.
URL www.ox.ac.uk/news/2017-10-26-silk-could-be-used-repair-damaged-spinal-cords Persons Wenlong Huang Title Sterilised silk from moths could repair damaged spinal cords Media name/outlet Daily Mail Online Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 26/10/17 Description Silk 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.
URL www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5020823/Silk-repair-damaged-spinal-cords-scientists-claim.html Persons Wenlong Huang Title Scientists at Aberdeen university have found that silkworms could hold the key to repairing damaged spinal cords. Media name/outlet STV news Media type Television Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 26/10/17 URL www.mynewspad.co.uk/ViewBroadcast.asp?a_id=14142486 Persons Wenlong Huang