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Image of the Day: Retinal Cell Implant

By The Scientist Staff | April 17, 2018

For the first time, a transplant of replacement tissue grown from stem cells has been shown to be feasible for patients with macular degeneration.

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People whose pupils change more dramatically during a visual perception task tend to score higher on a self-reported scale of autistic traits.

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Image of the Day: Mantis Glasses

By The Scientist Staff | February 9, 2018

Researchers outfitted praying mantises with miniature spectacles to investigate how they see the world. 

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Starfish in the Deep Sea Can See

By Abby Olena | February 6, 2018

A study of 13 starfish species reveals that even animals that live at depths where sunlight doesn’t reach have functioning eyes.

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image: Image of the Day: Mouse Pupil

Image of the Day: Mouse Pupil

By The Scientist Staff | January 19, 2018

Pupil constriction during sleep may protect the murine brain from being awakened by sudden flashes of light.

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image: Image of the Day: Fish Eye Lens

Image of the Day: Fish Eye Lens

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2017

Researchers develop a new method to highlight specific cells that reside in the lens of a zebrafish.

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image: Symmetrical Eyes Indicate Dyslexia

Symmetrical Eyes Indicate Dyslexia

By Ruth Williams | October 18, 2017

People who read normally tend to have one dominant eye while people with dyslexia do not, research shows.

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image: Image of the Day: Eye of Pig

Image of the Day: Eye of Pig

By The Scientist Staff | September 6, 2017

This 10-centimeter-wide pig eye replica includes even the most intricate of blood vessels, some no wider than 30 micrometers.

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image: What the Sun Does to Photoreceptors

What the Sun Does to Photoreceptors

By Catherine Offord | August 16, 2017

Optometrist and eclipse-chaser Ralph Chou describes how even a partially eclipsed sun can damage the eye.

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image: Image of the Day: The Tentacles Have Eyes

Image of the Day: The Tentacles Have Eyes

By The Scientist Staff | August 4, 2017

The tentacles that arise from these feathery fan worms’ heads are equipped with eyeballs capable of sensing shadows and movement.  

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