Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC scientists identify beacon molecule that prevents vision, behavioral problems in mice


Michael Fox, professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and director of the Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience, recently led a study that revealed how cells from the eye migrate deep into the brain to a processing core during brain development. These cells and their connections help regulate critical survival instincts in rodents. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, help decode how these complicated brain circuits form, laying a potential foundation for future research into how these pathways may be coaxed to regenerate.

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