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Running Mice Regain Vision

By | June 27, 2014

Exposure to visual stimuli while running restores vision to mice blind in one eye. 

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Seeing with Sound

By | March 10, 2014

Converting sights to sounds reveals that the brains of congenitally blind people respond similarly to various objects as those of subjects who can see.

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Next Generation: Photoswitch Chemical Restores Sight

By | February 19, 2014

In blind mice, a light-stimulated small molecule temporarily confers photosensitivity to retinal ganglion cells despite rod and cone damage.

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Doggie Dialogue

By | November 1, 2013

Georgia Tech researchers develop technology that could allow assistance dogs to better communicate with their handlers.

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A Blind Mother Benefits Infants?

By | April 15, 2013

In a small study, babies with blind mothers showed no deficits and in fact appeared to be developmentally advanced.

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The Pliable Brain

By | September 1, 2012

Altered touch perception in deaf people may reveal individual differences in brain plasticity.

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Restoring Sight

By | August 13, 2012

A strategy to transmit signals to retinal nerve cells may show promise as a step toward alternative retinal prosthesis design.

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The Little Cell That Could

By | July 1, 2012

Critics point out that cell therapy has yet to top existing treatments. Biotech companies are setting out to change that—and prove that the technology can revolutionize medicine.

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Targeting DNA

By | June 1, 2012

After 20 years of high-profile failure, gene therapy is finally well on its way to clinical approval.

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Bionic Eye Sees the Light

By | May 15, 2012

A light-powered retinal implant restores vision in rats.

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