retina
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.
An Eye for Detail
An Eye for Detail
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2014
Vision researcher John Dowling has spent a lifetime studying the neural architecture of the retina. He is closing his laboratory after 53 years, opting to extend these studies as a postdoc.
Let There Be Sight
Let There Be Sight
Various Researchers | Oct 1, 2014
Hear from Diane Ashworth, one of the world’s first recipients of a bionic eye implant.
Robo Retina
Robo Retina
Daniel Palanker | Oct 1, 2014
Learn about the photovoltaic retinal prosthesis from one of its developers, Daniel Palanker of Stanford University.
Week in Review: June 9–13
Week in Review: June 9–13
Tracy Vence | Jun 13, 2014
Ancient apoptotic pathway connects humans to coral; lab-grown, light-sensing retinal tissue; tracking cancer with synthetic phospholipids; diving deep into the lung microbiome
Light-Sensing Retina in a Dish
Light-Sensing Retina in a Dish
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 10, 2014
From human induced pluripotent stem cells, researchers grow 3-D retinal tissue that can sense light. 
Extra Eyeballs on the Eye
Extra Eyeballs on the Eye
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 6, 2014
A legion of citizen-scientist gamers helps a team of researchers explain a long-standing riddle of how the retina processes motion.
Next Generation: Photoswitch Chemical Restores Sight
Next Generation: Photoswitch Chemical Restores Sight
Laasya Samhita | Feb 19, 2014
In blind mice, a light-stimulated small molecule temporarily confers photosensitivity to retinal ganglion cells despite rod and cone damage.
Gene Therapy Improves Sight
Gene Therapy Improves Sight
Kerry Grens | Jan 17, 2014
Patients progressing toward blindness now have better vision after a gene therapy trial.