Donor-Derived iPS Cells Show Promise for Treating Eye Disease
Donor-Derived iPS Cells Show Promise for Treating Eye Disease
Age-related macular degeneration patients who received injections of retinal cells derived from donors’ induced pluripotent stem cells have maintained their level of eyesight for a year.
Donor-Derived iPS Cells Show Promise for Treating Eye Disease
Donor-Derived iPS Cells Show Promise for Treating Eye Disease

Age-related macular degeneration patients who received injections of retinal cells derived from donors’ induced pluripotent stem cells have maintained their level of eyesight for a year.

Age-related macular degeneration patients who received injections of retinal cells derived from donors’ induced pluripotent stem cells have maintained their level of eyesight for a year.

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Image of the Day: Cone Preservation
Image of the Day: Cone Preservation
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 30, 2019
Researchers treat mice with retinitis pigmentosa using a gene therapy that reduces cone loss.
Nanoparticles Let Mice See Near Infrared Light
Nanoparticles Let Mice See Near Infrared Light
Abby Olena | Feb 28, 2019
Researchers injected the retinas of mice with nanoparticles that bound to photoreceptors and converted near-infrared light to green light that the animals could see.
Image of the Day: In the Eye of a Fly
Image of the Day: In the Eye of a Fly
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 26, 2019
A missing microRNA leads to degenerating neurons and blindness in a fruit fly.
Increasing Number of iPS Cell Therapies Tested in Clinical Trials
Increasing Number of iPS Cell Therapies Tested in Clinical Trials
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 28, 2018
Since their discovery in 2006, induced pluripotent stem cells have been poised to reprogram regenerative medicine. Twelve years on, here’s how far they’ve come.
Image of the Day: Retinal Transplant
Image of the Day: Retinal Transplant
Kerry Grens | Nov 7, 2018
Blind rats are made to see after sheets of cells implanted into their eyes make themselves at home.
Retina Recordings Reinvented
Retina Recordings Reinvented
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2018
Ultraflexible mesh electrodes monitor the intact, functioning eyes of awake animals.
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2018
Selected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com
Image of Day: Retinas from Scratch
Image of Day: Retinas from Scratch
Ashley Yeager | Oct 12, 2018
Human eye organoids could help scientists develop therapies for colorblindness.
Reprogrammed Müller Glia Restore Vision in Mice
Reprogrammed Müller Glia Restore Vision in Mice
Ashley Yeager | Aug 15, 2018
A double gene-transfer therapy transformed the non-neuronal cells into rod photoreceptors in the retinas of animal models of congenital blindness.