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Thriving on teamwork: new research shows how brain cells filter information in groups

December 31, 2018

Salk discovery could help to better understand how neurons work together in networks to shape our perceptions of the world.

300 Blind Mice Uncover Genetic Causes of Eye Disease

December 21, 2018

Hundreds of new genes linked to blindness and other vision disorders have been identified in a screen of mouse strains. Many of these genes are likely important in human eye vision and the results could help identify new causes of hereditary blindness.

Study: 15 percent of babies exposed to Zika before birth had severe abnormalities in first 18 months of life

December 12, 2018

Researchers evaluated motor skills and cognitive development, visual and hearing function, and brain images of children who had been exposed to the Zika virus during their mothers' pregnancies. 14.5 percent of children had at least one abnormality.

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.

Tumminia named NEI deputy director

December 6, 2018

Santa J. Tumminia, Ph.D., was appointed Deputy Director of the National Eye Institute (NEI) on November 12.

NEI Awards Prize for Progress Toward Developing Lab-Made Retinas

December 4, 2018

The National Eye Institute (NEI) awarded $25,000 to a team led by Wei Liu, Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, for demonstrating progress toward the development of a living model of the human retina...

NIH researchers discover neural code that predicts behavior

November 26, 2018

Scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have found that neurons in the superior colliculus, an ancient midbrain structure found in all vertebrates, are key players in allowing us to detect visual objects and events.

NIH scientists combine technologies to view the retina in unprecedented detail

November 14, 2018

By combining two imaging modalities—adaptive optics and angiography—investigators at the National Eye Institute (NEI) can see live neurons, epithelial cells, and blood vessels deep in the eye’s light-sensing retina.

NIH-funded study proposes blurry vision in babies may guide brain development

November 5, 2018

Shortly after birth when the world is a blur, babies may be learning to identify patterns.According to a new study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), the initial phase of blurry vision may be fundamental to the development of normal visual...

NEI Investigator Hikosaka Awarded Gruber Prize in Neuroscience

November 1, 2018

Dr. Okihide Hikosaka, senior investigator at the National Eye Institute (NEI) Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research, is a recipient of the 2018 Gruber Prize in Neuroscience.