Ophthalmology

HyVIS: Hybrid synapses to treat retinal dystrophies

HyVIS, the European project coordinated by the IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italian Institute of Technology), is about to start. By combining nanotechnology and optics, it will develop bionic synapses for retinal ...

Medical research

Researchers grow stem cells to cure glaucoma

A joint research effort carried out by MIPT scientists and Harvard researchers has yielded retinal cells that can integrate into the retina. This is the first successful attempt to transplant ganglion cells (retinal neurons ...

Ophthalmology

New eye drops may prevent a common cause of blindness

Researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center have developed eye drops that could prevent vision loss after retinal vein occlusion, a major cause of blindness for millions of adults worldwide.

Diabetes

Insulin under the influence of light

The disruption of internal clocks seems to play a significant role in the explosion of metabolic diseases observed in recent decades, particularly diabetes. Scientists have improved understanding of the importance of day-night ...

Medical research

Researchers uncover mechanism blocking retina regeneration

A discovery opens the possibility of one day restoring loss of vision by activating the retina's ability to regenerate. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, the Cardiovascular Research Institute and the Texas Heart ...

Medical research

Researcher seeks early detection to forestall glaucoma's ravages

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the U.S. and worldwide. More than 3 million Americans suffer from the eye disease. If caught and treated early, its progression can be significantly slowed, but the disease often ...

Neuroscience

Eyes have a natural version of night vision

To see under starlight and moonlight, the retina of the eye changes both the software and hardware of its light-sensing cells to create a kind of night vision. Retinal circuits that were thought to be unchanging and programmed ...

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