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Findings on eye-signal blending re-examine Nobel-winning research

January 17, 2019

“Our data suggest that the two eyes are merged as they arrive in the neocortex and not at a later stage of brain processing, as previously believed,” said Vanderbilt’s Alexander Maier, assistant professor of psychology.

NIH researchers rescue photoreceptors, prevent blindness in animal models of retinal degeneration

January 16, 2019

Using a novel patient-specific stem cell-based therapy, researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) prevented blindness in animal models of geographic atrophy, the advanced “dry” form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)...

Team finds how error and reward signals are organized within cerebral cortex

January 14, 2019

A Vanderbilt University team recently described how error and reward signals are organized within the cerebral cortex.

Brain plasticity restored in adult mice through targeting specific nerve cell connections

January 8, 2019

Neuroscientists have discovered a new molecular mechanism that is essential for maturation of brain function and may be used to restore plasticity in aged brains.

Thriving on teamwork: new research shows how brain cells filter information in groups

December 31, 2018

Salk discovery could help to better understand how neurons work together in networks to shape our perceptions of the world.

300 Blind Mice Uncover Genetic Causes of Eye Disease

December 21, 2018

Hundreds of new genes linked to blindness and other vision disorders have been identified in a screen of mouse strains. Many of these genes are likely important in human eye vision and the results could help identify new causes of hereditary blindness.

Study: 15 percent of babies exposed to Zika before birth had severe abnormalities in first 18 months of life

December 12, 2018

Researchers evaluated motor skills and cognitive development, visual and hearing function, and brain images of children who had been exposed to the Zika virus during their mothers' pregnancies. 14.5 percent of children had at least one abnormality.

Researchers design technology that sees nerve cells fire

December 12, 2018

Researchers at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, have created a noninvasive technology that detects when nerve cells fire based on changes in shape.

Tumminia named NEI deputy director

December 6, 2018

Santa J. Tumminia, Ph.D., was appointed Deputy Director of the National Eye Institute (NEI) on November 12.

NEI Awards Prize for Progress Toward Developing Lab-Made Retinas

December 4, 2018

The National Eye Institute (NEI) awarded $25,000 to a team led by Wei Liu, Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, for demonstrating progress toward the development of a living model of the human retina...