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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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Surgery, Stem Cells Treat Cataracts

By Catherine Offord | March 10, 2016

A surgical technique that removes the lens but leaves endogenous stem cells to allow lens regrowth shows promise in animal and early human trials.

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Sighted Microbes

By Catherine Offord | February 10, 2016

Photosynthetic cyanobacteria sense light in much the same way as a human eyeball, scientists show.

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Honorable Innovation

By Bob Grant | December 1, 2014

Runners up in the Top 10 Innovations of 2014 competition

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Eye of Newt

By Richard P. Grant | December 1, 2011

Researchers find that newts are capable of regenerating body parts well into old age.

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Newts' New Eyes

By Richard P. Grant | December 1, 2011

Cut off a newt’s tail or a leg, or remove a lens from its eye, and it grows back. However, whether newts can continue to do this throughout their lives, or lose the ability as they get older, has remained a mystery. 

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Next Generation: World’s Smallest Camera

By Megan Scudellari | July 27, 2011

This lens-free, pinhead-size camera could someday grace the tip of a surgery needle or take cheap 3D images of cells.

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Repeated Regeneration

By Megan Scudellari | July 12, 2011

A 16-year-long newt study finds that regeneration remains efficient with repetition and age.

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