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Cones Derived from Human Stem Cells Help Mice See: Study
Researchers insert functioning cone photoreceptors into the retinas of mice with advanced eye disease, improving their vision.
Cones Derived from Human Stem Cells Help Mice See: Study
Cones Derived from Human Stem Cells Help Mice See: Study

Researchers insert functioning cone photoreceptors into the retinas of mice with advanced eye disease, improving their vision.

Researchers insert functioning cone photoreceptors into the retinas of mice with advanced eye disease, improving their vision.

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Patricia Bath, Inventor of Laser-Based Cataract Treatment, Dies
Shawna Williams | Jun 6, 2019 | 2 min read
The UCLA ophthalmologist worked to combat blindness in underserved communities.
Vision Restored: The Latest Technologies to Improve Sight
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 10, 2018 | 5 min read
Cell implants, gene therapy, even optogenetics are making headway in clinical trials to treat various forms of blindness.  
Optogenetic Therapies Move Closer to Clinical Use
Shawna Williams | Nov 16, 2017 | 6 min read
With a clinical trial underway to restore vision optogenetically, researchers also see promise in using the technique to treat deafness, pain, and other conditions.
USC Professor Fatally Stabbed
Jef Akst | Dec 4, 2016 | 1 min read
Psychologist Bosco Tjan of the University of Southern California studied how people adapt as they lose their vision.
 
Blind Mice Regain Vision
Tanya Lewis | Jul 11, 2016 | 3 min read
A combination of visual stimulation and chemical growth promotion leads damaged retinal nerves to regenerate in mice.
Surgery, Stem Cells Treat Cataracts
Catherine Offord | Mar 9, 2016 | 2 min read
A surgical technique that removes the lens but leaves endogenous stem cells to allow lens regrowth shows promise in animal and early human trials.
Speaking of Vision Science
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2014 | 2 min read
October 2014's selection of notable quotes
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