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Image of the Day
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
Staff | Sep 4, 2017
In the developing
visual system, signals from glia cultivate the growth of neurons from immature cells.
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
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
Staff | Apr 16, 2017
Transcytosis, suppression of vesicle traffic across cells, helps reduce permeability in the blood-retinal barrier during development.
CRISPR-Based Therapy Prevents Retinal Degeneration
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 14, 2017
An experimental treatment sacrifices rod cell function to save cone cells in mice, preventing retinal degeneration, researchers report.
Catherine Offord | May 1, 2016
A photosensitive protein behind the retinas of cockroaches plays a role in light-dependent, directional magnetosensitivity.
CRISPR Corrects Retinal Disease Mutation
Catherine Offord | Jan 28, 2016
Patient-derived stem cells containing a genetic mutation leading to blindness can be successfully edited using CRISPR/Cas9, researchers show.
Phase 3 Win for Gene Therapy
Kerry Grens | Oct 6, 2015
The treatment restored sight among people with an inherited visual impairment.
Redirecting Gene Therapy Restores Sight
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 17, 2015
By targeting rhodopsin genes to neurons, scientists help blind mice see.