An artist's rendering incorporates the images of the Müller glia-derived rod photoreceptors. These photoreceptors were structurally no different from real photoreceptors and they became integrated within the circuitry of the visual pathway, from the retina to the brain. Credit: Bo Chen, Ph.D.
Analysts have switched reversed congenital blindness in mice by changing supportive cells in the retina called Müller glia into rod photoreceptors. The discoveries propel endeavors toward regenerative treatments for blinding illnesses, for example, age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa.