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Announcing our Eye on the Future video contest winners!

Teens from around the country took part in NEI's Eye on the Future video contest, sharing what they've been studying and how they want to make an impact. Here are this years' contest winners and their innovative, award-winning videos!

Check out the winners

NEI Research News

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How the brain interprets motion while in motion

June 24, 2022

New findings about how the brain interprets sensory information may have applications for treating brain disorders and designing artificial intelligence.
Multicolored image of photoreceptors and their long connecting processes, called axons, within a stem cell-derived retinal organoid

U. Wisconsin eye research uncovers how stem cell photoreceptors reach their targets

June 17, 2022

A new study reveals how photoreceptors grown from stem cells might extend biological wires, known as axons, to contact existing neurons.
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Neuroscientists Find New Factors Behind Better Vision

June 13, 2022

The size of our primary visual cortex and the amount of brain tissue we have dedicated to processing visual information can predict how well we can see, a new study shows.

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