Neuroscience

How visual information travels from the retina to the midbrain

Researchers at Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence (currently in the process of being established) have revealed the precise connections between sensory neurons inside the ...

Genetics

Stem cell research reveals detailed genetic roadmap of glaucoma

A new, detailed genetic roadmap of glaucoma—the world's leading cause of irreversible blindness—will help researchers develop new drugs to combat the disease, by identifying potential target areas to stall or reverse ...

Ophthalmology

Improved retinal transplant technique ready for clinical trials

Researchers led by Michiko Mandai at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) in Japan have used a genetic modification to improve human-derived retina transplants grown in the lab. After transplant into damaged ...

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