Daniela Steffens

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Tissue engineering is a technique by which a live tissue can be re-constructed and one of its main goals is to associate cells with biomaterials. Electrospinning is a technique that facilitates the production of nanofibers and is commonly used to develop fibrous scaffolds to be used in tissue engineering. In the present study, a different approach for cell(More)
Cell transplantation is a promising experimental treatment for spinal cord injury. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of mononuclear cells from human umbilical cord blood in promoting functional recovery when transplanted after a contusion spinal cord injury. Female Wistar rats (12 weeks old) were submitted to spinal injury with a(More)
The surface of Poly(sulfone) (PSU) and Polyurethane (PU) films were treated with ultraviolet (UV) light in the presence of oxygen to improve their wettability, adhesion and cell spreading properties. XPS and WCA results illustrated the effective conversion of the PSU and PU surfaces from hydrophobic to hydrophilic with grafting of new oxidized functional(More)
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