Dr. Santaneel Ghosh of the Physics and Engineering Physics Department and his students are optimistic about their research. Based on their findings, it is possible that in the near future their nano-structures could be manipulated to reverse the adverse effects of neurological damage in spinal cord injuries.
“In order to take it forward to the preclinical stage, we must be sure to find optimum conditions where neurite growth occurs,” Rahul Atmaramani, one of the students said. “The conditions involve complex magnetic exposures, light activation and neurite growth factors. Once we are assured of a set of optimum conditions that produce the best neurite growth, we will be ready for the preclinical stage.”