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Image of the Day: An Eyeful

By The Scientist Staff | April 30, 2018

The physiological changes that can occur in the retinas of patients with cerebral malaria may provide a useful approach to diagnosis.

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image: Prosthetic Retinas Help Blind Mice See

Prosthetic Retinas Help Blind Mice See

By Ashley Yeager | March 6, 2018

Artificial photoreceptors made of nanowires help restore blind animals’ sensitivity to light.

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Optogenetic Therapies Move Closer to Clinical Use

By Shawna Williams | November 16, 2017

With a clinical trial underway to restore vision optogenetically, researchers also see promise in using the technique to treat deafness, pain, and other conditions.

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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: Fly Sight

Image of the Day: Fly Sight

By The Scientist Staff | September 4, 2017

In the developing Drosophila visual system, signals from glia cultivate the growth of neurons from immature cells.

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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: Unseen Trauma

Image of the Day: Unseen Trauma

By The Scientist Staff | June 20, 2017

Pressure from simulated blast waves, similar to those generated by explosives, induced molecular markers of stress and injury within mouse retinas.

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image: Image of the Day: Stop Signals

Image of the Day: Stop Signals

By The Scientist Staff | April 17, 2017

Transcytosis, suppression of vesicle traffic across cells, helps reduce permeability in the blood-retinal barrier during development.

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image: CRISPR-Based Therapy Prevents Retinal Degeneration

CRISPR-Based Therapy Prevents Retinal Degeneration

By Anna Azvolinsky | March 14, 2017

An experimental treatment sacrifices rod cell function to save cone cells in mice, preventing retinal degeneration, researchers report. 

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image: Animal Magnetism

Animal Magnetism

By Catherine Offord | May 1, 2016

A photosensitive protein behind the retinas of cockroaches plays a role in light-dependent, directional magnetosensitivity.

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