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Blind Mice Regain Vision

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Blind Mice Regain Vision

Scientists have long known that the mammalian central nervous system (CNS) has a limited capacity to regenerate. But in a new study, researchers from Stanford University have shown that combining visual stimulation and chemical activation of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) led retinal ganglion cells in blind mice to regenerate, restoring partial vision. Further, the regenerated axons reconnected to their correct targets in the brain, the researchers reported today (July 11) in Nature Neuroscience. This approach “offers a lot of hope, because it’s really the best regeneration anybody’s seen,” biologist Thomas Reh of the University of Washington in Seattle,...

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