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Student research to aid spinal cord patients

Sep 30, 2013 -- 2:11pm


The Arrow

The future of medical science can be found at Southeast Missouri State University.  Dr. Santaneel Ghosh of the Physics and Engineering Physics Department is conducting cellular research with a variety of Southeast students—developing nano-particles that could aid victims of spinal cord injuries.  While the primary focus of their research is geared toward people who have sustained severe spinal cord injuries, their research also will benefit stroke victims who have lost mobility function. The nano (NA-know)-structures also may be useful for treating certain cancers, such as bladder and prostate, by killing the cancer cells. But right now, they are using those particles for spinal cord injuries like after a motor vehicle accident or a gunshot wound.  Ghosh and his students are optimistic about their research. Based on their findings, it is possible that in the near future the nano-structures could be manipulated to reverse the adverse effects of neurological damage so injured individuals may continue to live without the struggles associated with neurological stressors. They are already  receiving international recognition for their efforts.  

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