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Neurobiologists Reveal How Value Decisions are Coded into Our Brains

November 23, 2021

Researchers UC San Diego discover that persistency allows value signals to be most effectively represented, or “coded,” across different areas of the brain.
Retinal pigment epithelial cells stained green and magenta

CU Researchers Provide First Evidence Linking Extracellular Vesicles with Drusen Formation and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

November 12, 2021

CellSight researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine are offering the first evidence connecting drusen formation, or yellowish deposits that accumulate under the retina, with extracellular vesicles and age-related macular degeneration.

Retinoid Therapy May Improve Vision in People with Rare Genetic Disorder, According to Study in Mice

November 9, 2021

Researchers have uncovered the mechanism of vision loss in Usher syndrome, yielding additional drug targets for eventual development of better therapies.

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