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: Throw the Switch
Image of the Day: Throw the Switch
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 27, 2018

A computer model of the eye can predict the consequences of altering the neural pathways of vision.

Image of the Day: An Eyeful
Image of the Day: An Eyeful
The Scientist Staff | Apr 30, 2018
The physiological changes that can occur in the retinas of patients with cerebral malaria may provide a useful approach to diagnosis.
Prosthetic Retinas Help Blind Mice See
Prosthetic Retinas Help Blind Mice See
Ashley Yeager | Mar 6, 2018
Artificial photoreceptors made of nanowires help restore blind animals’ sensitivity to light.
Optogenetic Therapies Move Closer to Clinical Use
Optogenetic Therapies Move Closer to Clinical Use
Shawna Williams | Nov 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.
Symmetrical Eyes Indicate Dyslexia
Symmetrical Eyes Indicate Dyslexia
Ruth Williams | Oct 18, 2017
People who read normally tend to have one dominant eye while people with dyslexia do not, research shows.
Image of the Day: Fly Sight
Image of the Day: Fly Sight
The Scientist Staff | Sep 4, 2017
In the developing Drosophila visual system, signals from glia cultivate the growth of neurons from immature cells.
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.
Image of the Day: Unseen Trauma
Image of the Day: Unseen Trauma
The Scientist Staff | Jun 20, 2017
Pressure from simulated blast waves, similar to those generated by explosives, induced molecular markers of stress and injury within mouse retinas.
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.