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Date:3/9/2011

scale Science and Engineering Center for Directed Assembly of Nanostructures involves the use of nanotechnology to repair damaged nerves in the brain and spinal cord.

"Professor Thompson's work in the Center for Directed Assembly of Nanostructures has addressed both the use of nanotubes in directing neuron growth and investigated the toxicity of carbon nanotubes in potential new medical therapies," said Linda Schadler, associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Engineering and professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. "The ability to direct neuron growth is exciting in terms of helping patients repair damaged nerves. Through her work, she was also one of the first to recognize the role of glial cells in neuron growth, which may be the key to bringing this exciting technology to fruition."


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Contact: Gabrielle DeMarco
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518-276-6542
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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