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2014-06-06 09:41:21

In laboratory tests, researchers have used electrical stimulation of retinal cells to produce the same patterns of activity that occur when the retina sees a moving object.

2014-03-31 16:26:40

WAUKEGAN, Ill., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pfanstiehl just announced the launch of its new high purity, low endotoxin, non-animal-derived Galactose (USP/NF, EP), manufactured

2014-02-27 18:47:42

Photoreactive compounds developed by LMU scientists directly modulate nerve-cell function, and open new routes to the treatment of neurological diseases, including chronic pain and certain types of visual impairment.

2014-02-20 12:06:56

Progressive degeneration of photoreceptors—the rods and cones of the eyes—causes blinding diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration.

2013-08-09 10:10:37

Scientists are developing a clearer picture of how visual systems develop in mammals.

Improving The Skin's Response To UVA Light
2013-01-22 05:41:26

A group of researchers from Brown University have demonstrated that certain skin cells use a light-sensitive receptor found outside of the eye to detect ultraviolet light and quickly begin producing melanin to prevent DNA damage.

2012-10-17 22:52:30

On the road at night or on a tennis court at dusk, the eye can be deceived.

Researchers Find Easier Way To Perform Macular Degeneration Eye Test
2012-10-08 12:33:58

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a condition that generally occurs in people over the age of 50, but also occurs in higher numbers in people who smoke, who are white, and people who have a family history of the often debilitating condition.

2012-08-21 01:01:40

Research conducted at the Angiogenesis Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, has for the first time, identified the mode of death of cone photoreceptor cells in an animal model of retinitis pigmentosa (RP).

2011-10-10 09:20:25

New York University biologists have identified a new mechanism for regulating color vision by studying a mutant fly named after Frank ('Ol Blue Eyes) Sinatra.


Word of the Day
scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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