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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Biomaterial aids nerve regeneration, may be encapsulated to pass blood-brain barrier

Hippocampal cells routinely regenerate. In other parts of the brain neurogenesis is more common than most think - how do you think stimulation such as learning to play an instrument makes parts of the brain measurably bigger. Aside from its potential in treating damage and degeneration xyloglucan holds promise as a nootropic, a substance that assists learning and/or cognition.

It would be easier to administer xyloglucan if it were encapsulated in a material that could pass through the blood-brain barrier before being dissolved by enzymes specific to the brain and mechanical degradation to its cerebrovascular vector.

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