Ophthalmology

Imaging method reveals long-lived patterns in cells of the eye

Cells of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) form unique patterns that can be used to track changes in this important layer of tissue in the back of the eye, researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have found. Using ...

Neuroscience

Adaptive optics helps reveal what the eyes tell the brain

When photoreceptors in the retina of the eye detect light, they relay the information toward the brain's primary visual cortex for image processing. Scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus ...

Medical research

Improving microscopy by following the astronomers' guide star

A corrective strategy used by astronomers to sharpen images of celestial bodies can now help scientists see with more depth and clarity into the living brain of a mouse. Eric Betzig, a group leader at the Howard Hughes Medical ...