Inside Front Cover: Modulating Neuronal Responses by Controlled Integration of Acetylcholine-like Functionalities in Biomimetic Polymers (Adv. Mater. 24/2007)



Primary neurons respond to acetylcholine functionalities in polymers in a dose-dependent manner, report Christiane Gumera and Yadong Wang on p. 4404. The control of the interactions between a biomaterial and neurons may enable novel clinical treatments for neurological disorders. Here, the repeating unit of the polymer is shown on top of neurites extending from the dorsal root ganglia cultured on the polymer.