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 ...

Neuroscience

Neural codes for memory implants

(Medical Xpress)—The ability to short-circuit debilitating tremors in disease states with implantable stimulators is nothing short of remarkable. The same can be said for cochlear prosthetics which restore hearing, and ...

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

Immune cells in the retina can spontaneously regenerate

Immune cells called microglia can completely repopulate themselves in the retina after being nearly eliminated, according to a new study in mice from scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI). The cells also re-establish ...

Neuroscience

Unifying the theories of neural information encoding

Digital video cameras have the capability to record in incredible detail, but saving all that data would take up a huge amount of space. Researchers seek new methods to compress video—that is, remove information—in such ...

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