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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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Gene Therapy Improves Sight

By | January 17, 2014

Patients progressing toward blindness now have better vision after a gene therapy trial.

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Retinal Cells Printed by Inkjet

By | December 19, 2013

Scientists demonstrate how to print healthy rat retinal cells.

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Scientists Make Retina Wiring Diagram

By | August 7, 2013

Researchers have created a neural wiring diagram of a chunk of mouse retina by analyzing thousands of electron microscopy images.

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Genes Get in Your Eye

By | June 12, 2013

Directed evolution of a gene therapy virus vector improves its penetration into the retina.

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Eye Trials Give Hope for Stem Cells

By | January 24, 2012

Preliminary data from human embryonic stem cell trials for two degenerative eye disorders are promising, but challenges remain for more complex tissues.

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The Complex Tissue Shop

By | December 7, 2011

Over the past decade, researchers at RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Japan have generated complex tissues, including mouse retinas and Purkinje cells (a type of neuron) that integrated appropriately into the mouse fetal brain.

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An Eye for Stem Cells

By | December 1, 2011

Japanese researchers are launching an iPS cell trial for an untreatable eye disease, challenging ongoing embryonic stem cell trials.

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Critical Connections

By | December 1, 2011

Through a series of sustained collaborations, Joshua Sanes has deciphered the molecular synergy that guides synapse formation.

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The Mindless Machine, circa 1664

By | January 1, 2011

By Vanessa Schipani | January 1, 2011

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