ISTOCK, GEORGEJASON
Reprogrammed Müller Glia Restore Vision in Mice
Reprogrammed Müller Glia Restore Vision in Mice
A double gene-transfer therapy transformed the non-neuronal cells into rod photoreceptors in the retinas of animal models of congenital blindness.
Reprogrammed Müller Glia Restore Vision in Mice
Reprogrammed Müller Glia Restore Vision in Mice

A double gene-transfer therapy transformed the non-neuronal cells into rod photoreceptors in the retinas of animal models of congenital blindness.

A double gene-transfer therapy transformed the non-neuronal cells into rod photoreceptors in the retinas of animal models of congenital blindness.

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Image of the Day: Eyes from the Deep 
Image of the Day: Eyes from the Deep 
The Scientist Staff | Nov 15, 2017
Scientists have discovered a new type of eye cell in a deep-sea fish species.
What the Sun Does to Photoreceptors
What the Sun Does to Photoreceptors
Catherine Offord | Aug 16, 2017
Optometrist and eclipse-chaser Ralph Chou describes how even a partially eclipsed sun can damage the eye.
Plant Photoreceptor Doubles as a Thermometer
Plant Photoreceptor Doubles as a Thermometer
Ben Andrew Henry | Feb 1, 2017
Warmth acts on a light-sensing protein similarly to the way shade does, setting off a growth spurt in plant seedlings.
Infographic: Dual-Purpose Photoreceptor
Infographic: Dual-Purpose Photoreceptor
Ben Andrew Henry | Jan 31, 2017
See how different environmental conditions affect the activity of a molecule sensitive to both light and temperature.
New Class of Photoreceptor Discovered in <em>C. elegans</em>
New Class of Photoreceptor Discovered in C. elegans
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 22, 2016
The roundworm uses a light receptor that resembles a type of taste receptor and is better at detecting UV light than human photoreceptors.
The Colorful World of Spiders
The Colorful World of Spiders
Amanda B. Keener | May 19, 2015
Specialized filters allow jumping spiders to see more colors than scientists previously thought.
The Eye
The Eye
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2014
An overview of visual processing
Guiding Light
Guiding Light
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Oct 1, 2014
Retinal glial cells acting as optical fibers shuttle longer wavelengths of light to individual cones.
Cone Cell Correctors
Cone Cell Correctors
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Oct 1, 2014
In mice, adult cone cell outer segments and their visual functions deteriorate if two microRNAs are not present.