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Therapy using immune system cells preserves vision in mice implanted with rare eye cancer

October 12, 2020

A treatment that uses immune system T-cells, combined with an immune-boosting drug packaged in an injectable gel, was found to preserve the vision of mice implanted with tissue from a human eye cancer known as retinoblastoma.

Traveling brain waves help detect hard-to-see objects

October 7, 2020

Salk scientists discover patterns of neural waves in the awake brain that help detect objects.

OMRF discovery holds potential for reversing vision loss

October 6, 2020

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientists have identified a compound that could give birth to therapies for a host of eye diseases that include retinopathy of prematurity and diabetic retinopathy.
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AGI-supported researchers discover gene pathways that regenerate neurons between the eye and the brain

October 5, 2020

A team of researchers has identified networks of genes that allow neurons to regenerate in animals like zebrafish.
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Could a tiny fish hold the key to curing blindness?

September 25, 2020

NEI-funded scientists are hacking the zebrafish’s innate regenerative capacity to learn how to treat human disease.
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How is night vision maintained during retinal disease?

September 24, 2020

New research from the University of Utah provides insight on how people with retinal degenerative disease can maintain their night vision for a relatively long period of time.
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Live imaging method brings structural information to mapping of brain function

September 17, 2020

NEI-funded study shows coupling of structure and function at a sub-cellular level in visual areas of the mouse brain
Retinal ganglion cell with a red cell body and green axons spread out over a large area

Real neurons are noisy. Can a retinal prosthetic figure that out?

September 16, 2020

The brain’s visual centers must be adept at filtering out noise from retinal cells to get to the true signal, and those filters have to constantly adapt. Prosthetic retinas are going to need this same filtering to succeed, NEI-funded research shows.
Retina flattened to 4 lobes, stained yellow and blue

LSU Health show nonharmful stress protects against disease in offspring

September 11, 2020

Researchers funded by the National Eye Institute show in a mammalian model the reprogramming of heritability to promote disease resilience in the next generation.
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Seeing the eye like never before

September 9, 2020

Scientists at the University of Washington School of Medicine detect minute changes in response to light in photoreceptors in a living eye.