The Schmidt Lab at the University of Florida is the site of some exciting research that could provide for a new and effective treatment for spinal cord injury in humans. The approach utilizes donor peripheral nerves, which are put through a desterilization procedure and bioengineered into an injectable hydrogel for nerve and spinal cord injury repair. Dr. Young Hye Song is a post-doctoral associate at The Schmidt Lab, and she joins the podcast to discuss the ins and outs of the science that underlies this work, the challenges it presents, and the potential it holds.
Press play to hear the full conversation, and learn more by visiting https://www.bme.ufl.edu/labs/schmidt/.
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