Posted on 15th February 2012
The finding will give new hope for people who have been left blind and partially sighted by injuries to the cells. The scientists used an innovative technique to ‘knock out’ proteins that prevent damaged nerves from regenerating. Like most cells in the central nervous system, once optic nerves are damaged, they don’t re-grow but the team at Children’s Hospital, Boston have used a protein found in white blood cells which appears to stimulate neuron re-growth after damage.
28th January 2021
We’ve had several patients get in touch to say their children are complaining of sore eyes and headaches at the moment. Older children in particular, are spending many hours on screens whilst homesc...Read more