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Discovery in monkeys could lead to treatment for blindness causing syndrome

October 25, 2019

Oregon National Primate Research Center at OHSU reports first-ever nonhuman primate model for Bardet-Biedl Syndrome

Novel technique helps explain why bright light keeps us awake

October 15, 2019

Researchers at the Salk Institute and UC San Diego discover a way to make electron microscopy more detailed and precise by visualizing the activation of brain circuits over long distances

First accurate images of glaucoma-related eye structure taken by adapting telescope technology

October 15, 2019

Using methods originally developed by astronomers to view stars more clearly through Earth's atmosphere, optometry researchers at Indiana University have taken the first undistorted microscopic images of a part of the eye involved in glaucoma.

Navigating "Neuralville": Virtual town helps map brain functions

October 7, 2019

Using a virtual town, psychologists at Emory University have found that the human brain uses three distinct systems to perceive our environment.

Nano-sized solution for efficient and versatile CRISPR gene editing

September 17, 2019

CRISPR gene-editing technology holds tremendous promise for treating or curing a wide range of devastating disorders, including vision loss.

Success of gene therapy for a form of inherited blindness depends on timing

September 9, 2019

Using a canine model of the vision disorder Leber congenital amaurosis, Penn researchers found that photoreceptor cells continue to deteriorate after treatment if it is given too late.

Innovative technique for labeling and mapping inhibitory neurons reveals diverse tuning profile

September 5, 2019

Researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience uncovered a diverse palette of inhibition within layer 2/3 of the visual cortex, suggestive of a more complex functional connectivity that may allow for enhanced flexibility of...

Machine learning increases resolution of eye imaging technology

August 27, 2019

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have devised a method for increasing the resolution of optical coherence tomography (OCT) down to a single micrometer scale in all directions.

Researchers identify key areas of measles virus polymerase to target for antiviral drug development

August 12, 2019

Targeting specific areas of the measles virus polymerase, a protein complex that copies the viral genome, can effectively fight the measles virus and be used as an approach to developing new antiviral drugs to treat the serious infectious disease...

Penn Engineering’s blinking eye-on-a-chip used for disease modeling and drug testing

August 7, 2019

People who spend eight or more hours a day staring at a computer screen may notice their eyes becoming tired or dry, and, if those conditions are severe enough, they may eventually develop dry eye disease (DED).