Oncology & Cancer

Expert reviews the current state of retinoblastoma research

Retinoblastoma is a rare pediatric cancer, with approximately 250–300 new cases per year in the United States and 8,000 worldwide. The cancer grows within the retina, a thin layer of cells at the back of the eye, and is ...


Solar eclipse: Glasses are key says ophthalmologist

Nicole Bajic was completing her medical residency at the University of Chicago when she briefly ducked out between surgery training classes to watch the 2017 solar eclipse darken the skies. At the time, she didn't fully appreciate ...


Lab-grown retinas explain why people see colors dogs can't

With human retinas grown in a petri dish, researchers discovered how an offshoot of vitamin A generates the specialized cells that enable people to see millions of colors, an ability that dogs, cats, and other mammals do ...


New gene-editing technique reverses vision loss in mice

Researchers in China have successfully restored the vision of mice with retinitis pigmentosa, one of the major causes of blindness in humans. The study, to be published March 17 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, uses ...


Could we train our brains to see new colors?

For birders struggling to differentiate between male and female blue tits, the answer lies here. The crest of the male actually appears as ultraviolet (UV) to other tits, a distinction invisible to us humans.

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