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Researchers Pinpoint Neural Nanoblockers in Carbon Nanotubes


August 27, 2009

neural nanoblocker A team of Brown University scientists has pinpointed why carbon nanotubes tend to block a critical signaling pathway in neurons. It's not the tubes, the team finds, but the metal catalysts used to form the tubes. The discovery means carbon nanotubes without metal catalysts may be useful in treating human neurological disorders. The results appear in Biomaterials. Full Story

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