visual system, disease & medicine
Colorblindness Study Reveals Unexpected Way to Make Blood Vessels
Colorblindness Study Reveals Unexpected Way to Make Blood Vessels
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2018
Researchers stumbled across the connection while searching for ways to reduce vision problems in people with achromatopsia.
Birth Defects Linked to Increased Risk of Childhood Cancer
Birth Defects Linked to Increased Risk of Childhood Cancer
Jim Daley | Apr 15, 2018
Certain non-chromosomal defects are strongly associated with specific childhood cancers.
Starfish in the Deep Sea Can See
Starfish in the Deep Sea Can See
Abby Olena | Feb 6, 2018
A study of 13 starfish species reveals that even animals that live at depths where sunlight doesn’t reach have functioning eyes.
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.
Zika Linked to More Neurological Problems in Adults
Zika Linked to More Neurological Problems in Adults
Kerry Grens | Aug 14, 2017
A review of several dozen hospitalized patients in Brazil finds neurological conditions, including inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, in addition to Guillain-Barre syndrome.
USC Professor Fatally Stabbed
USC Professor Fatally Stabbed
Jef Akst | Dec 5, 2016
Psychologist Bosco Tjan of the University of Southern California studied how people adapt as they lose their vision.
 
Allen Institute Launches Brain Observatory
Allen Institute Launches Brain Observatory
Tanya Lewis | Jul 13, 2016
The first data include real-time neural activity in the visual cortex of mice observing pictures and videos.
A Spider's Eye View
A Spider's Eye View
Brittany Taylor | Apr 1, 2015
Cornell researchers probe the brains of jumping spiders to gain insight into the arachnid's visual processing capabilities.
Through a Spider’s Eyes
Through a Spider’s Eyes
Brittany Taylor | Apr 1, 2015
Deciphering how a jumping spider sees the world and processes visual information may yield insights into long-standing robotics problems.