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Unique Schwann Cells: The Eyes Have It

November 20, 2020

A new study from University of Connecticut details a method of characterizing every cell in the cornea using an approach known as single-cell RNA sequence analysis to answer questions about the cornea’s healing process.

Envision color: Activity patterns in the brain are specific to the color you see

November 16, 2020

Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have decoded brain maps of human color perception.

The mammalian brain is built from many kinds of neurons. A new study reveals a holistic way to look at them.

November 12, 2020

A new lens on visual neurons is laying the groundwork for a more complete “family tree” of the mammalian brain. Study reveals a new categorization of mouse neurons that relies on multiple types of data drawn from each individual cell.
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Last updated: July 30, 2019