How will this method impact other fields?
The idea of PNN digestion and of dendrimer usage have many more applications outside of treating PTSD. Dendrimers’ abilities to bind effectively to a variety of drug molecules also opens the door to nanotechnological treatments in other ailments. Additionally, PNNs may play a role in:
- plasticity, brain changes in learning, memory or behavior
- neurological disease, such as epilepsy and stroke