Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Weird Wednesday ~ Nerves of Steel

A team of Chinese biomedical engineers recently used a metal alloy to bridge the gap between severed sciatic nerves in frogs. The Tsinghua University Researchers identified a liquid metal alloy consisting of gallium-indium-selenium which is highly conductive and can transmit electrical signals just about as well as the nerve did before it had been severed. Utilizing this metal alloy will keep muscles active while nerves heal. The metal can easily be removed once the nerves have finished healing.

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1 comment:

the dogs' mother said...

The mind - it boggles!