nerve regeneration

Can The Optic Nerve Regenerate Itself?

Submitted by dave on Sat, 06/20/2009 - 8:05pm

“The recent discovery that the hippocampus is able to generate new neurons throughout a human’s lifespan has changed the way we think about the mechanisms of psychiatric disorders and drug addiction,” says Wen Jian and colleagues in a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation in 2005.

The body's capacity to regenerate always surprises us. Personally, I am confident that the optic nerve can naturally regenerate itself.


Vitamin D helps the brain work well in later life

Submitted by dave on Fri, 05/22/2009 - 9:01pm

[Association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and cognitive performance in middle-aged and older European men J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2009; doi 10.1136/jnnp.2008.165720]

Vitamin D may have a key role in helping the brain to keep working well in later life, suggests research published ahead of print in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

Previous research indicates that inadequate vitamin D intake may be linked to poorer mental agility in the ageing brain, but the results have been inconsistent.

Basic Background on the Optic Nerve and its Potential for Regeneration (thanks to Wikipedia)

Submitted by dave on Wed, 12/24/2008 - 6:08pm

According to a Wikipedia article about the optic nerve, the optic nerve is the second of twelve paired cranial nerves but is considered to be part of the central nervous system as it is derived from an outpouching of the diencephalon during embryonic development. Consequently, the fibers are covered with myelin produced by oligodendrocytes rather than the Schwann cells of the peripheral nervous system.

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