Researchers are working on ways to repair tissues with nanotechnology.
Nerve tissue injuries are typically permanent because scar tissue prevents injured nerve cells from reconnecting.
Researchers have created a fluid that can be injected into an injured brain that self-assembles into a nanoscaffold that actually helps the brain heal.
The nanoscaffold enables neurons to grow towards one another, "knitting" the wounded brain back together.
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