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Image of the Day: Fish Eye Lens
The Scientist and The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2017 | 1 min read
Researchers develop a new method to highlight specific cells that reside in the lens of a zebrafish.
Surgery, Stem Cells Treat Cataracts
Catherine Offord | Mar 9, 2016 | 2 min read
A surgical technique that removes the lens but leaves endogenous stem cells to allow lens regrowth shows promise in animal and early human trials.
Sighted Microbes
Catherine Offord | Feb 9, 2016 | 2 min read
Photosynthetic cyanobacteria sense light in much the same way as a human eyeball, scientists show.
Honorable Innovation
Bob Grant | Nov 30, 2014 | 1 min read
Runners up in the Top 10 Innovations of 2014 competition
Eye of Newt
Richard P. Grant | Dec 1, 2011 | 3 min read
Researchers find that newts are capable of regenerating body parts well into old age.
Newts' New Eyes
Richard P. Grant | Dec 1, 2011 | 1 min read
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. 
Next Generation: World’s Smallest Camera
Megan Scudellari | Jul 27, 2011 | 3 min read
This lens-free, pinhead-size camera could someday grace the tip of a surgery needle or take cheap 3D images of cells.
Repeated Regeneration
Megan Scudellari | Jul 12, 2011 | 3 min read
A 16-year-long newt study finds that regeneration remains efficient with repetition and age.
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