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Optic nerve repair could treat glaucoma:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Mice treated with Boston Life Sciences' central nervous system growth factor Axogenesis Factor 1 (AF1) have re-grown severed axons within the optic nerve, suggesting that AF1 could be used to treat blindness caused by glaucoma. Degenerative injury to the optic nerve destroys the vision of glaucoma sufferers. This is the first time that injection of a single nerve growth factor has resulted in optic nerve regeneration, says Boston Life Sciences. The company's chief scientific officer, Dr Marc Lanser said, "These exciting data suggest that AF1 has the potential to be a totally novel approach to the treatment of glaucoma."

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