Soft alginate hydrogel alters scar formation and promotes locomotor recovery after spinal cord injury in a rat hemimyelonectomy model

Kerim Hakan Sitoci-Ficici, Marina Matyash, Elke Leipnitz, Robert Later, Chrysanthy Ikonomidou, Michael Gelinsky, Gabriele Schackert & Matthias Kirsch
Objective: The treatment of traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) and the consecutive devastating neurological sequelae have an enormous individual and economic impact. Among other approaches, implantation of functionalized hydrogels is very promising, because they can serve as a matrix for the regenerating[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]