Scientists Discover New Role for Vitamin C in the Eye and the Brain
ScienceDaily (July 15, 2011) — Nerve cells in the eye require vitamin C in order to function properly -- a surprising discovery that may mean vitamin C is required elsewhere in the brain for its proper functioning, according to a study by scientists at Oregon Health & Science University recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
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