Nerve cells grow on nanocellulosePosted: March 20, 2012
Researchers from Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg have shown that nanocellulose stimulates the formation of neural networks. This is the first step toward creating a three-dimensional model of the brain. Such a model could elevate brain research to totally new levels, with regard to Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, for example.
Over a period of two years the research group has been trying to get human nerve cells to grow on nanocellulose.