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Color-coded map of gene expression. Credit: Desplan Lab/NYU

NYU researchers create a "developmental atlas" of gene expression in neurons

November 4, 2020

New York University researchers created a “developmental atlas” of gene expression in neurons, using gene sequencing and machine learning to categorize more than 250,000 neurons in the brains of fruit flies.
3D printed model of Sars-CoV-2

Cornea appears to resist infection from novel coronavirus

November 3, 2020

New findings from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggest the eye’s cornea can resist infection from the novel coronavirus.

New strategy for treating common retinal diseases shows promise

October 27, 2020

Scientists at Scripps Research have uncovered a potential new strategy for treating eye diseases that affect millions of people around the world, often resulting in blindness.

Discovery Of New Cell May Be Key To Treating Incurable Neurological Diseases

October 26, 2020

Researchers at Ohio State and the University of Michigan discovered a new type of immune cell that not only rescues damaged nerve cells from death, but partially reverses nerve fiber damage.
Scientist on her computer

Researchers Discover ‘Spooky’ Similarity In How Brains and Computers See

October 22, 2020

A new paper in Current Biology details how neurons in area V4, the first stage specific to the brain’s object vision pathway, represent 3D shape fragments, not just the 2D shapes used to study V4 for the last 40 years.
Samarendra Mohanty and Subrata Batabyal

Scientists use gene therapy and a novel light-sensing protein to restore vision in mice

October 22, 2020

A newly developed light-sensing protein called the MCO1 opsin restores vision in blind mice when attached to retina bipolar cells using gene therapy.

UCI-led study reveals significant restoration of retinal and visual function following gene therapy

October 19, 2020

New generation CRISPR technology lays foundation for therapeutics to treat a wide range of inherited ocular diseases

FAU Researchers receive $1.3 million NIH grant for stem cell research

October 14, 2020

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine hope to conquer a major limitation in the ability for scientists to engineer tissues for regenerative therapies for age-related and degenerative diseases.
NEI Audacious Goals Initiative for regenerative medicine in vision identity mark

Eye institute’s audacious quest: What once was lost might now be regrown

October 13, 2020

The National Eye Institute (NEI) Audacious Goals Initiative (AGI) is exploring the possibility that the natural world holds the keys to restorative therapies that might unlock regenerative powers in humans.
A person being examined by an eye doctor

New Method Uses Noise to Make Spectrometers More Accurate

October 13, 2020

Researchers at the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering have come up a with a new, rapid method for characterizing and calibrating spectrometers, based on how they respond to noise.