Australian National University together with Deakin University has created a material that will help to treat damaged brain tissues after severe injuries caused by trauma, disease, blood-stroke, and many other problems.
The Hydrogel consists of stem cells joined together by water. It is a so-called repository for cells. The gel-like basis, make the process of delivering necessary cells to the damaged place much more easier and faster. Cell transplantation is already practiced. However quite often these cells die after getting into a brain. A hydrogel is way out of the problem.
It creates comfort and safe condition for the growth of new cells and protects them from inflammation in damaged tissue. Conditions created by hydrogel are highly similar to brain tissue conditions. As a result, new cells start to integrate into the brain structure fast and remediate the damaged zone.
11 January 2020