Scientists Use Gene Therapy to Restore Vision After Stroke in Mice
Researchers from the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience, Pennsylvania State University, and Jinan University in China have collaborated on a study to restore vision after stroke in mice using gene therapy, a press release from Purdue University said.
A stroke is a medical condition when an artery in the brain is blocked preventing tissues in the area from getting oxygen and nutrients. The oxygen-starved cells die leading to a loss of function. On most occasions, a stroke patient loses the ability to move a part of his body but in many cases, it affects their vision too.