News tagged with retina cells
The neural machinery underlying our olfactory sense continues to be an enigma for neuroscience. A recent review in Neuron seeks to expand traditional ideas about how neurons in the olfactory bulb might encode information about ...
Neuroscience May 17, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
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 |
Using new technology and new approaches, researchers at Lund University in Sweden hope to be able to explain why people suffer vision loss in eye diseases such as retinal detachment and glaucoma.
Ophthalmology Apr 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 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 |
(Medical Xpress)—With every sunrise and sunset, our eyes make note of the light as it waxes and wanes, a process that is critical to aligning our circadian rhythms to match the solar day so we are alert during the day and ...
Neuroscience Mar 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers led by biomedical engineering Professor Shy Shoham of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology are testing the power of holography to artificially stimulate cells in the eye, with hopes of ...
Medical research Feb 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Scientists at Queen's University Belfast are hoping to develop a novel approach that could save the sight of millions of diabetes sufferers using adult stem cells.
Medical research Feb 14, 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
(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 |
To make information transmission to the brain reliable, the retina first has to "digitize" the image. Until now, it was widely believed that this step takes place in the retinal ganglion cells, the output ...
Medical research Dec 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Working with mice, Johns Hopkins researchers have shed light on the activity of a protein pair found in cells that form the walls of blood vessels in the brain and retina, experiments that could lead to therapeutic ...
Medical research Dec 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
For the very first time researchers have streamed braille patterns directly into a blind patient's retina, allowing him to read four-letter words accurately and quickly with an ocular neuroprosthetic device. ...
Neuroscience Nov 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (7) | 2 |
Eye experts and scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered specific cells in the eye which could lead to a new procedure to treat and cure blinding eye conditions.
Ophthalmology Nov 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0