biological structure

April 28, 2023

Study shows some nerve cell circuits for color vision are uniquely human.

A researcher examines retina cells in a UW School of Medicine lab.
November 30, 2022

University of Washington School of Medicine researchers are taking a major step in their quest to regenerate damaged retinal cells, testing their method on human cells for the first time.

November 30, 2022

The advance creates hope for treating glaucoma and other neurodegenerative conditions in humans.

October 19, 2021

Biological structure researchers induce support cells in the retina to become neurons, an approach that someday could help restore vision.

October 13, 2018

Regenerative therapy for glaucoma is one of the National Eye Institute Audacious Goals.

September 19, 2017

UW Medicine scientists are discovering how the brain functions when figuring out shapes that are fully seen or partially covered. 

How the brain functions to recognize partially hidden objects
September 19, 2017

Anitha Pasupathy explains her lab's neuroscience work on how the brain functions when trying to recognize fully visible and partially covered shapes.

Vision scientists have uncovered some of the reasons behind the unusual perceptual properties of the eye’s fovea.   Among mammals, only humans and other primates have this dimple-like structure in their retinas.

It measures one-inch long. It can heal its heart and regrow some amputated parts. It shares nearly three quarters of our genetic code and reproduces at rates that would make a rabbit blush.

Break a bone, it will heal. Fry a retinal cell? It’s gone forever. That’s why your mom told you never to stare at the sun.

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