Confocal micrograph showing nerve cells growing along fibers (purple) made from a specially modified silk that is similar to that made by spiders and silkworms. Schwann cells, whose nuclei are shown in blue, attach to the fibers and support the growth of the nerve cells. This system is being looked at as a possible treatment for damaged nerves and in the long term, spinal cord damage.
B0006121 Neurons growing along silk fibres. Wellcome Images available under the following creative commons usage http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/
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