Lab-created retinal cells created from human stem cells can reach out and connect to neighboring cells, a new study reports. The cells have the capacity to replace damaged retinal cells and carry sensory information. The findings could pave the way for clinical trials for the treatment of a range of diseases associated with vision loss and blindness.
Researchers have identified hundreds of proteins that are consistently transported throughout the healthy brain via small membrane-enclosed sacs. The findings reveal a new form of communication between brain cells.
A new artificial intelligence algorithm can detect the progression of glaucoma up to 18 months earlier than conventional methods.
Players of the popular online brain mapping game Eyewire have assisted in identifying six new neuron types, researchers report.
Researchers report they have successfully transplanted retinal pigment cells derived from stem cells without rejection or the need of immunosuppressant drugs.