Retinal Activity Prepares Blind Newborn Mice for Vision
Retinal Activity Prepares Blind Newborn Mice for Vision
Spontaneous waves of nerve impulses flowing across the retina help mouse pups practice motion detection for when they eventually open their eyes.
Retinal Activity Prepares Blind Newborn Mice for Vision
Retinal Activity Prepares Blind Newborn Mice for Vision

Spontaneous waves of nerve impulses flowing across the retina help mouse pups practice motion detection for when they eventually open their eyes.

Spontaneous waves of nerve impulses flowing across the retina help mouse pups practice motion detection for when they eventually open their eyes.

eye development
Image of the Day: Fly Eye
Image of the Day: Fly Eye
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 16, 2019
See a developing Drosophila eye.
Image of the Day: Mouse Cornea
Image of the Day: Mouse Cornea
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 30, 2018
Researchers discover a genetic link in mice between thinner corneas and an increased risk of developing glaucoma.
Image of the Day: Stop Signals
Image of the Day: Stop Signals
The Scientist Staff | Apr 16, 2017
Transcytosis, suppression of vesicle traffic across cells, helps reduce permeability in the blood-retinal barrier during development.
Turning Back the Brain’s Clock
Turning Back the Brain’s Clock
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 15, 2014
The brain’s ability to make new neural connections can be restored in mice by blocking a protein that normally acts as a natural brake on neuroplasticity. 
Speaking of Vision Science
Speaking of Vision Science
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2014
October 2014's selection of notable quotes
Boyle’s Monsters, 1665
Sabrina Richards | May 1, 2012
From accounts of deformed animals to scratch-and-sniff technology, Robert Boyle's early contributions to the Royal Society of London were prolific and wide ranging.
Eye of the Giant
Megan Scudellari | Mar 15, 2012
Soccer ball-sized eyes may help giant squid see distant predators in the deep, dark ocean.
How to Make Eyeball Stew
Hannah Waters | Mar 1, 2012
Editor's choice in developmental biology