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Sheila Nirenberg

  1. Scientists Use Coded Signals to Help Restore Sight in Mice

    The retina is, basically, the tissue at the back of your eye that translates light into neural signals that your brain can understand. The degeneration of the retina can cause blindness; people can no longer discern the signals needed to see out of light. Previous experiments have managed to recreate what healthy cells might do in the retina, but they didn't have the ability to effectively encode the light into signals. Two neuroscientists have crafted a prosthesis that has managed to do some of that lifting in blind mice that could eventually be developed for humans.

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