A common over the counter antihistamine could partially reverse damage to the visual system caused by multiple sclerosis, researchers report.
At the site of injury, nerves release a protein called CXCL12 which attracts growing nerve fibers and keeps them trapped in place. This prevents the nerve fibers from growing in the correct direction to bridge the injury site.
Recovering from suddenly losing her vision, Vanessa Potter experienced a mingling of her senses and altered the way in which she saw colors.
Neuroimaging study shows how the brain heals itself within a few weeks of surgery to remove tumors.
Some retinal nerve cells shed mitochondria so that neighboring astrocytes can break them down.
Researchers have identified a previously unknown disease gene linked to the degeneration of optic and peripheral nerve fibers.