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NEI Researchers Awarded Grants by the Knights Templar Eye Foundation

July 11, 2019

The Knights Templar Eye Foundation has awarded two NEI scientists grants to research inherited retinal degenerations, diseases that can cause blindness in early childhood.

Area of Brain Associated with Spatial Awareness and Planning Actions also Plays Crucial Role in Decision Making

July 11, 2019

New research by neuroscientists at the University of Chicago shows that the posterior parietal cortex (PPC), an area of the brain often associated with planning movements and spatial awareness, also plays a crucial role in making decisions about images...

Rosy Health and Sickly Green: Color Associations Play Robust Role in Reading Faces

July 8, 2019

Anyone who has ever sensed that a person is sick simply by looking at their face has experienced the wealth of information conveyed by face color.

In New Study, Columbia Researchers Controlled Behavior In a Mouse’s Brain with Single-cell Precision

July 3, 2019

For the first time, a team of neuroscientists from Columbia University have controlled a visual behavior of a mouse by activating a few neurons in its visual cortex.

Joslin Researchers Uncover Protective Factor in Diabetic Eye Disease

July 3, 2019

Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have shown that a protein found in the eye can protect against and potentially treat diabetic eye disease.

Immune System Can Slow Degenerative Eye Disease, NIH-led Mouse Study Shows

June 17, 2019

A new study shows that the complement system, part of the innate immune system, plays a protective role to slow retinal degeneration in a mouse model of retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited eye disease.

Children’s Brains Reorganize After Epilepsy Surgery to Retain Visual Perception

June 4, 2019

Children can keep full visual perception – the ability to process and understand visual information – after brain surgery for severe epilepsy, according to a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health.

A Step Closer to Identifying Cause of a Blinding Disease

May 22, 2019

Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is an inherited form of vision loss that causes people to have trouble with their colour vision and difficulty seeing in the centre of their visual field.

A Road Map to Stem Cell Development

May 22, 2019

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report they have created a method of mapping how the central nervous system develops by tracking the genes expressed in cells.

Research Suggests Revision to Common View on How Retinal Cells in Mammals Process Light

May 16, 2019

Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say that new experiments with mouse eye tissues strongly suggest that a longstanding “textbook concept” about the way a mammal’s retina processes light needs a rewrite.