Ophthalmology

Generation of conjunctivae in a dish

Conjunctival tissue is perhaps most recognizable to the average person in relation to conjunctivitis—but it's a vital part of the eye's functionality and protection. In a new study, researchers from Osaka University generated ...

Neuroscience

The benefits of reading outdoors

Contrast is a sensory property that makes stimuli stand out. Writers, designers, and musicians all use contrast to emphasize striking differences in text, visual displays and melodies. In vision, luminance contrast describes ...

Genetics

A new blindness gene uncovered in a canine study

Inherited retinal dystrophy is a common cause of blindness, with as many as two million people suffering from the disorder globally. No effective treatment is available for retinal dystrophies. Gene therapy is expected to ...

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