One in the eye for healing

日期:2019-03-06 09:15:06 作者:路稗 阅读:

INJURING an already damaged eye can help it heal, a remarkable study suggests. When the optic nerve is damaged in adult mammals, its cells cannot regenerate lost connections and soon die. But now, Larry Benowitz of the Children’s Hospital in Boston and his colleagues have shown that a small puncture to the eye’s lens in rats with an optic nerve injury actually increases cell survival and stimulates nerve regrowth at least 100-fold (The Journal of Neuroscience, vol 20,