News tagged with photoreceptors
Researchers have discovered that using two kinds of therapy in tandem may be a knockout combo against inherited disorders that cause blindness. While their study focused on man's best friend, the treatment ...
Ophthalmology Apr 09, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Neurobiologists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute have been able to dissect a mechanism in the retina that facilitates our ability to see both in the dark and in the light. They identified a cellular switch ...
Neuroscience Mar 27, 2013 | 4.9 / 5 (7) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—For UCLA bioengineering professor Wentai Liu, more than two decades of visionary research burst into the headlines last month when the FDA approved what it called "the first bionic eye for the blind." ...
Ophthalmology Mar 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Vision scientists long have thought that lack of very long chain fatty acids in photoreceptor cells caused blindness in children with Stargardt type 3 retinal degeneration, an incurable eye disease. But researchers at the ...
Ophthalmology Mar 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
An international group of researchers has discovered seven new regions of the human genome—called loci—that are associated with increased risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness. The ...
Genetics Mar 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A possible link between colour vision and the development of myopia - or near-sightedness - has been discovered by an international group, including a researcher from The University of Western Australia.
Ophthalmology Mar 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
After years of research, the first bionic eye has seen the light of day in the United States, giving hope to the blind around the world.
Ophthalmology Feb 05, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (11) | 0
Zebrafish, the staple of genetic research, may hold the answer to repairing damaged retinas and returning eye-sight to people.
Ophthalmology Jan 31, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Light-sensing cells in the eye rely on their outer segment to convert light into neural signals that allow us to see. But because of its unique cylindrical shape, the outer segment is prone to breakage, which ...
Medical research Jan 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Independent clinical trials, including one conducted at the Scheie Eye Institute at the Perelman School of Medicine, have reported safety and efficacy for Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), a congenital form of blindness caused ...
Genetics Jan 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Blind mice can see again, after Oxford University researchers transplanted developing cells into their eyes and found they could re-form the entire light-sensitive layer of the retina.
Ophthalmology Jan 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (10) | 0 |
Inherited retinal disease is a major cause of vision impairment in early life - and a researcher at The University of Western Australia hopes a study in which he was involved will contribute towards the development ...
Medical research Jan 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
All living cells keep their cellular calcium concentration at a very low level. Since a small increase in calcium can affect many critical cellular functions (an elevated calcium concentration over an extended period can ...
Neuroscience Jan 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The ability of the eye of a fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) to respond to light depends on a delicate ballet that keeps the supply of light sensors called rhodopsin constant as photoreceptors turn on and off in respon ...
Neuroscience Dec 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
For the first time, Wisconsin researchers have taken skin from patients and, using induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology, turned them into a laboratory model for an inherited type of macular degeneration.
Genetics Nov 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
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