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.
Researchers report on a link between core body temperature and circadian rhythm in mice.
A new study reports high contrast visual stimulation can help damaged retinal neurons to regrow optic nerve fibers.
A common over the counter antihistamine could partially reverse damage to the visual system caused by multiple sclerosis, researchers report.