Category: Biological

Scientists from the University of Bern have been able to return daylight vision to blind mice by introducing an engineered light-sensing protein into their eyes. The process, known as “optogenetics,” uses a modified virus to introduce the proteins directly into surviving vision cells deep within the eye. They hope that the research could give rise to new therapies that reverse blindness in people.

Source: Scientists Restore Sight In Blind Mice | IFLScience

Posted: May 8, 2015 in Biological