News tagged with light sensitive cells

Rods in the retina contribute to daylight vision

An international research team headed by Thomas Münch from Tübingen University found the contribution of rod photoreceptors in mouse retinas to be much greater than previously assumed. Rods cannot distinguish between colours ...

Nov 27, 2017
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New color blindness cause identified

A rare eye disorder marked by color blindness, light sensitivity, and other vision problems can result from a newly discovered gene mutation identified by an international research team, including scientists from Columbia ...

Jun 02, 2015
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Optogenetics has 'completely changed neuroscience'

It's getting harder to find the line between science and science fiction. One of the hot research techniques these days, "optogenetics," uses gene therapy to deliver light-sensitive proteins to specific cells. Then researchers ...

Sep 16, 2014
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