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From millions of random mutations, scientists identify a virus that could make gene therapy for inherited retinal diseases safer and more effective.
A light-sensitive polymer could offer a new way to develop artificial retinas.
A device that uses no externally visible gear enables patients to read letters and see faces.
The technique would retrain cells that typically don’t respond to light.
A small biotech firm is the second company to start human tests of embryonic stem-cell therapy.
Delivering light-sensitive proteins to the retinas of blind mice restores some vision.
Embryonic stem cells growing in a dish can spontaneously form complex structures resembling the retina—a discovery that could one day help restore sight to the blind.
A retinal prosthesis gets clinical approval in Europe.
Researchers grow neurons on a photosensitive polymer hybrid.
Replacing certain cells in the retina could slow visual impairment for people with macular degeneration.