Long-term functional regeneration of radiation-damaged salivary glands through delivery of a neurogenic hydrogel

Patients battling certain forms of cancer may find their salivary glands are severely depleted after radiotherapy. With no regenerative therapies available, organ dysfunction is irreversible. UCSF professors Chelsea Bahney and Sarah Knox present in 'Science,' their research into neurogenic hydrogels to restore the epithelial organ structure and function that has extensive implications for human patients.