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A Rift in the Retina May Help Repair the Optic Nerve

January 14, 2021

In experiments in mouse tissues and human cells, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have found that removing a membrane that lines the back of the eye may improve the success rate for regrowing nerve cells damaged by blinding diseases.

A Niche for the Eye

January 12, 2021

Research from the Stowers Institute suggests that the ciliary body might be key to detecting eye diseases before vision is impaired.

Researchers Discover Clue to How to Protect Neurons and Encourage Their Growth

December 14, 2020

A multi-university team identified a family of enzymes called GCK-IV kinases whose inhibition is robustly neuroprotective, while also permitting axon regeneration.
Axon nerve fibers on a red background

Vision Revision

December 2, 2020

Scientists reverse age-related vision loss, glaucoma damage in mice.

Discovery Of New Cell May Be Key To Treating Incurable Neurological Diseases

October 26, 2020

Researchers at Ohio State and the University of Michigan discovered a new type of immune cell that not only rescues damaged nerve cells from death, but partially reverses nerve fiber damage.
Samarendra Mohanty and Subrata Batabyal

Scientists use gene therapy and a novel light-sensing protein to restore vision in mice

October 22, 2020

A newly developed light-sensing protein called the MCO1 opsin restores vision in blind mice when attached to retina bipolar cells using gene therapy.

UCI-led study reveals significant restoration of retinal and visual function following gene therapy

October 19, 2020

New generation CRISPR technology lays foundation for therapeutics to treat a wide range of inherited ocular diseases

FAU Researchers receive $1.3 million NIH grant for stem cell research

October 14, 2020

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine hope to conquer a major limitation in the ability for scientists to engineer tissues for regenerative therapies for age-related and degenerative diseases.
NEI Audacious Goals Initiative for regenerative medicine in vision identity mark

Eye institute’s audacious quest: What once was lost might now be regrown

October 13, 2020

The National Eye Institute (NEI) Audacious Goals Initiative (AGI) is exploring the possibility that the natural world holds the keys to restorative therapies that might unlock regenerative powers in humans.
Scientist viewed through a laboratory shelf filled with bottles

AGI-supported researchers discover gene pathways that regenerate neurons between the eye and the brain

October 5, 2020

A team of researchers has identified networks of genes that allow neurons to regenerate in animals like zebrafish.