Story one: remember that rugby player who, at the age of 23, went off to Switzerland to commit suicide because he was a quadriplegic? Just a few weeks ago.
Scientists have found a way to regrow damaged optic nerves, raising hopes for people who have been left blind or partially sighted by injuries to the cells.
The technique, developed by a team under Zhigang He at Children\’s hospital in Boston, prompts severed nerves to repair themselves within weeks. The procedure is being tested on spinal cord injuries.