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Helper protein worsens diabetic eye disease

November 27, 2019

In a recent study using mice, lab-grown human retinal cells and patient samples, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they found evidence of a new pathway that may contribute to degeneration of the light sensitive tissue at the back of the eye.

NIH, NIST researchers use artificial intelligence for quality control of stem cell-derived tissues

November 14, 2019

Researchers used artificial intelligence (AI) to evaluate stem cell-derived “patches” of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) tissue for implanting into the eyes of patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness.

Zebrafish study reveals developmental mechanisms of eye movement

November 5, 2019

Researchers studying zebrafish have found that genes linked to autism spectrum disorder and other developmental brain abnormalities may be playing a role in people who cannot control their eye movements.

Deep neural networks uncover what the brain likes to see

November 4, 2019

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Tübingen in Germany have developed a novel computational approach to finding stimuli that neurons in the brain ‘like.’

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.