[USA] Smart goggles and gene therapy are about to be tested as a cure for blindness. This is one of the first ever uses in people of Continue reading Blindness treatment will insert algae gene into people’s eyes
[USA] One of the major goals of neuroscience is to be able to switch brain cells on and off in a non-invasive way. It could help patients Continue reading Flickering light could one day be a powerful neurological switch for brain disorders — if scientists can learn how to harness it properly
[USA] In a coup for Wayne State University’s reputation as a research center, a small eye-care company that uses green algae Continue reading WSU research leads to algae treatment for blindness
[USA] Surgeons may soon cure blindness by hijacking your nerves.
As MIT Technology Review reports, doctors at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest will inject a virus packed with DNA from light-sensitive algae Continue reading Scientists may have found a solution to blindness in the most unlikely place: Algae
[USA] The algae that could cure blindness doesn’t even see, technically. Chlamydomonas reinhardtii are simple, single-cell green algae that live in water and in dirt. Continue reading A cure for blindness just might come from algae
[USA] The first time I learned that scientists could control neurons with light, I definitely did not keep my cool. My response was something like, “Holy shit, I had no idea you could do that!”— Continue reading The unexpected science of manipulating neurons with light