Mouse news: Scientists regenerate the optic nerve

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Mouse news: Scientists regenerate the optic nerve

Postby fernando » Tue May 22, 2012 12:38 pm

(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers have long tried to get the optic nerve to regenerate when injured, with some success, but no one has been able to demonstrate recovery of vision. A team at Boston Children’s Hospital reports a three-pronged intervention that not only got optic nerve fibers to grow the full length of the visual pathway (from retina to the visual areas of the brain), but also restored some basic elements of vision in live mice.


http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-05-scientists-regenerate-optic-nerve-components.html
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Re: Mouse news: Scientists regenerate the optic nerve

Postby CuriousRobot » Thu May 24, 2012 11:16 am

I wonder if circadian rhythm is disrupted even before the physical brunt of optic neuritis.
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