Latest Retinal Stories
An international research project, led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal, reports that a new oral medication is showing significant progress in restoring vision to patients with Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA).
The ability to look out for predators or see a distant source of water has allowed humans to get where we are today, but how did our sense of vision evolve throughout time?
Research led by Minghao Jin, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Neuroscience at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence, has found a protein that protects retinal photoreceptor cells from degeneration caused by light damage.
Turns out our sensitivity to seeing in color is not only due to cone cells in the retina, but also through the thyroid gland by controlling which visual pigment is produced in the cones.
'Out of the blue' discovery marks new direction in phototransduction studies.
Research by Johns Hopkins sensory biologists studying fruit flies, has revealed a critical step in fly vision.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) cause malformations in babies, including facial defects, short stature, and mental and behavioral abnormalities.
By Altun, Ahmet Yokoyama, Shozo; Morokuma, Keiji ABSTRACT The protein environments surrounding the retinal tune electronic absorption maximum from 350 to 630 nm.
In findings that could lead to curing some forms of congenital blindness through gene therapy, researchers at UCLA have discovered that RPE65, a gene missing in infants born with the blinding disease Leber congenital amaurosis, is also a key enzyme in the visual cycle. The identity of this enzyme has long been a mystery to scientists.
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