Projects investigating neural regeneration in the retina funded by NIH

Posted in Science on 8th Sep, 2016
by Alex Muller

The National Institutes of Health will fund six projects to identify biological factors that affect neural regeneration in the retina.

3D 'mini-retinas' grown from mouse and human stem cells

Posted in Science on 4th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

Stem cell technologies have the potential to develop therapies for the treatment of diseases such as age-related blindness.

Bionic eye clinical trial results: long-term safety, efficacy

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

3 year clinical trial results of the Argus II retinal implant (bionic eye) have found that it restored some visual function in 30 people blinded by a degenerative eye disease.

Gene therapy's 'temporary benefits' for retina disease

Posted in Medicine on 4th May, 2015
by Alex Muller

Two trials of gene therapy on an inherited form of blindness in children have shown some patients' eyesight can be improved, but only temporarily.

An artificial retina based on nanorods and nanotubes

Posted in Hardware on 14th Nov, 2014
by Alex Muller

Patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), for example, could potentially benefit from such a device.