The miniature honeycomb or scaffold channels clusters of nerves through it’s honeycomb of holes, which could potentially heal a severed nerve. Researchers conducted their study on mouse nerves and with this research, they hope to treat spinal cord injuries with the scaffold. The honeycomb structure is very much like the structure of the nerve itself. Dr. Frederick Claeyssens from the department of materials science states, “The nerve has small regions of cable that go through one end to the other end, then you have a whole bunch of little cables inside a larger cable. That is what we tried to reproduce with this type of scaffold.” The honeycomb is made from photopolymerizable polylactic acid, which biodegrades once the nerve is repaired.