Graphene oxide flakes tune excitatory neurotransmission in vivo

in news •  3 days ago 


After years of lethargy and promises that were not fulfilled, it seems that graphene begins to appear as the protagonist of great advances.

Whether to influence the functioning of certain types of neurons or the administration of drugs, graphene scales open truly futuristic horizons.

These particles, which measure only one millionth of a meter, have been shown to be capable of interfering with the transmission of the signal in the excitatory neuronal synaptic junctions.

Thanks to this, new studies can be initiated, oriented to the treatment of problems, such as epilepsy, or to study innovative ways of transporting therapeutic substances in situ.

The inflammatory response and the immune reaction are less than that registered when administering a simple saline solution and disappear without a trace within a few days of being administered.

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