ARTIFICIAL MUSCLES

A Northwestern University research team has created noodle-like strings containing living cells, dubbed “cell wires.” The wires can help repair heart tissue and spinal cords, and may lead to the development of artificial muscles.

Spinal cord repair may one day make it possible for those suffering paralysis to walk again. Leading scientists are hailing the discovery in this issue of Chemical World.  Nature Materials published a scientific paper on the topic here.

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