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

January 30, 2017
Larry Benowitz, PhD


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 at Children’s Hospital’s blog, Vector.