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Researchers regenerate damaged nerves via the eye using optogenetics.

Damage to axons in the central nervous system (CNS) typically results in permanent damage and severed axons in the adult mammalian CNS do not spontaneously regenerate to restore lost functions.  … Continue Reading Researchers regenerate damaged nerves via the eye using optogenetics.

Study breaks new ground on the role and formation of astrocytes in the brain.

Astrocytes are star-shaped cells in the brain that surround brain cells, known as neurons, protecting them from injury and enabling them to function properly.  The brain contains billions of cells, … Continue Reading Study breaks new ground on the role and formation of astrocytes in the brain.

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