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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.

Could a tiny fish hold the key to curing blindness?

September 25, 2020

NEI-funded scientists are hacking the zebrafish’s innate regenerative capacity to learn how to treat human disease.

Temple Scientists Regenerate Neurons in Mice with Spinal Cord Injury and Optic Nerve Damage

April 30, 2020

New research by scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine Temple University (LKSOM) shows that gains in functional recovery from optic nerve injuries may be possible, thanks to a molecule known as Lin28, which regulates cell growth.

A Step Closer to Identifying Cause of a Blinding Disease

May 22, 2019

Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is an inherited form of vision loss that causes people to have trouble with their colour vision and difficulty seeing in the centre of their visual field.

Researchers design technology that sees nerve cells fire

December 12, 2018

Researchers at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, have created a noninvasive technology that detects when nerve cells fire based on changes in shape.

Five research teams will develop new models for eye disease research

October 12, 2018

The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded grants to five multi-disciplinary teams to develop new disease models for a range of eye conditions.

In the Zinc of an Eye

January 9, 2017

NEI-funded researchers at the Boston Children’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School found that optic nerve damage frequently snowballs with unaffected neighboring cells dying alongside the injured nerve cells in the eye