Inducing Directed Migration (Translocation) of Neural Cells Using Electric Fields

Dr. Popovic’s and Dr. Morshead’s work seeks to advance the science of recovery for people who experience motor impairment due to trauma or disease, and to apply that learning to the design of rehabilitative and regenerative technologies. This particular technology is technique by which a clinically-relevant stimulation system can induce directed migration (translocation) of neural precursor cells using asymmetric balanced biphasic electric fields. This can be developed to induce endogenous neural precursor cell mobilization to promote neurorepair in the injured or diseased nervous system.