The human eyes encompass incredible natural abilities, including an exceptionally wide field of view, and high resolution married with low distortion capabilities, almost impossible to synthetically recreate in their entirety. … Continue Reading World’s first spherical artificial eye with 3D retina developed.
In a crucial partnership, brain function relies on the central nervous system’s primary cell, the neuron, connecting with other neurons to form a circuit known as a synapse to produce … Continue Reading The brain combines artificial and natural vision to restore sight.
Neurons are nerve cells involved in receiving or sending signals. Excitatory and inhibitory neurons in the CNS are distinguished by several features, including morphology, transmitter content, and synapse architecture. Such distinctions … Continue Reading Researchers identify previously unknown cell-type in the mouse retina.
While some things may be ‘as simple as black and white,’ this has not been the case for the circuits in the brain that make it possible for a person … Continue Reading Study visualises, maps cortical circuits that encode black and white for the first time.
Most mammalian tissues contain autonomous circadian clocks that are synchronized by the suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN) in the brain. The SCN clock itself is entrained by external light cycles through retinal … Continue Reading Researchers identify how the mammalian retina bypasses the body’s circadian clock.
The retina is a layer of tissue in the back of the eye that converts light into nerve impulses. The retina contains small, specialized neurons called bipolar cells that transmit … Continue Reading Researchers discover previously uncharted part of the eye.
Researchers successfully implant and control light-sensitive opioid receptors in mice via optogenetics.
Despite the abuse potential of opioid drugs, they have long been the best option for patients suffering from severe pain. The drugs interact with receptors on brain cells to tamp … Continue Reading Researchers successfully implant and control light-sensitive opioid receptors in mice via optogenetics.
A new study from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) shows that nerve cells and blood vessels in the eye constantly talk to each other to maintain healthy blood … Continue Reading Study finds nerve cells and blood vessels in eye ‘talk’ to prevent disease.
While recent reports question whether fish oil supplements support heart health, UC Irvine scientists have found that the fatty acids they contain are vitally important to the developing brain. In … Continue Reading Study shows neurodevelopment suffers from lack of fish oil fatty acids, importance of precursors.
An injection of stem cells into the eye may soon slow or reverse the effects of early-stage age-related macular degeneration, according to new research from scientists at Cedars-Sinai. Currently, there … Continue Reading Stem cell injection reverses vision loss due to age-related macular degeneration in animal model.