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Researchers design technology that sees nerve cells fire

December 12, 2018

Researchers at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, have created a noninvasive technology that detects when nerve cells fire based on changes in shape.

Five research teams will develop new models for eye disease research

October 12, 2018

The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded grants to five multi-disciplinary teams to develop new disease models for a range of eye conditions.

Moving future regenerative therapies for blinding eye diseases to the clinic

April 30, 2017

A new report outlines steps to bringing future regenerative therapies for blinding diseases of the retina to patients. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye. When stimulated, retinal neurons send visual information to the brain.

Helping the retina regenerate

March 30, 2017

A new report gives recommendations for regenerating retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), crucial neurons in the back of the eye that carry visual information to the brain.

Reconnecting Eye to Brain

October 19, 2016

Michael Crair, Yale University, and Carol Mason, Columbia University, have co-authored a report published online today in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Six teams seek to identify biological factors that influence neural regeneration

September 1, 2016

The National Institutes of Health will fund six projects to identify biological factors that affect neural regeneration in the retina.

National Advisory Eye Council Welcomes Three New Members

October 5, 2015

The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of NIH, has appointed three new members to the National Advisory Eye Council (NAEC) who are attending their first NAEC meeting as council members today.

Circuit in the Eye Relies on Built-In Delay to See Small Moving Objects

August 31, 2015

When we move our head, the whole visual world moves across our eyes. Yet we can still make out a bee buzzing by or a hawk flying overhead, thanks to unique cells in the eye called object motion sensors.

NIH Launches Research to Gaze Deeply Into Your Eyes

May 1, 2015

Five bold projects will develop new technology to noninvasively image cells of the eye in unprecedented detail.The National Eye Institute (NEI) announced the awards as part of its Audacious Goals Initiative.

NEI announces funding for new imaging technology to support Audacious Goal

April 8, 2014

The National Eye Institute has announced a funding opportunity for imaging cells and tissues of the visual system.