Foam could help reduce damage from brain aneurysms

06/13/2013 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

A polyurethane-based foam help mitigate damage from brain aneurysms. Texas A&M researchers have shown how the shape memory foam could be used in an emergency to fill aneurysms and halt their effects. "Not only do we see a lower inflammatory response, the foams are promoting a more aggressive healing response within the aneurysm," said Duncan Maitland, associate professor in the university's department of biomedical engineering.

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