Larry Benowitz, PhD

Larry Benowitz, PhD

Zinc chelation: A better way to regenerate the optic nerve?

January 30, 2017

 

New research by Larry Benowitz, PhD, and colleagues shows how zinc regulates the survival of retinal ganglion cells, and by binding it (zinc chelation), can help the optic nerve to regenerate. Their findings, published in PNAS (January, 2017), could potentially lead to therapies that help patients with optic nerve injuries due to trauma, glaucoma or other causes, including spinal cord injury. Read more about Zinc chelation: A better way to regenerate the optic nerve?

Recent grants - January 2017

January 26, 2017

As part of the National Eye Institute Audacious Goals Initiative, the National Institutes of Health awarded $12.4 million to six research teams to identify biological factors that affect neural regeneration in the retina. Larry Benowitz, PhD, Boston Children’s Hospital, and colleagues at Stanford University and the Scripps Research Institute, received funding to support their research toward the molecular discovery of optic nerve injury. By identifying genes and proteins that help or hinder Read more about Recent grants - January 2017