Scientists restore youth to mice’s eyes by reversing the effects of aging

Scientists restore youth to the eyes of mice
Our eyes are not immune from these changes. In fact, vision loss is one of the 10 leading causes of disability in America. However, recent research shows that it may be possible to reverse this condition in the future.

The team, which included geneticists, eye doctors, and other scientists, used a group called Yamanaka factor to restore the youthful appearance of cells in mature mice’s eyes. The cells could regenerate and connect to the brain again, restoring vision in both normal aging models and glaucoma.

Yamanaka factors in neuroscience are not new. The factors are named for Shinya Yamanaka, who pioneered research that used these factors to convert adult stem cells into mature cells. This led to the development of induced pluripotent cells.


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