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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Congenitally deaf cats have better peripheral vision

When the brain is deprived of input from one sense it often compensates with above normal performance in another sense.
When the brain is deprived of input from one sense it often compensates with above normal performance in another sense. Studies of deaf or blind human subjects often show enhanced… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/congenitally-deaf-cats-have-better-peripheral-vision/

Primitive cells help blind mice see

Primitive retinal cells, that were previously thought to have no role in image formation, can help blind mice see.
Primitive retinal cells, that were previously thought to have no role in image formation, can help blind mice see. These photosensitive cells, known as ipRGCs, respond to light… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/primitive-cells-help-blind-mice-see/

Stem cell therapy restores vision in rats

Vision in blind rats has been restored by a UK team in collaboration with international scientists.
Vision in blind rats has been restored by a UK team in collaboration with international scientists. A mutation occurring in rats genes can cause a defect in cells crucial to… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/stem-cell-therapy-restores-vision-in-rats/

Glaucoma reversed in rats and humans

Researchers have reversed the symptoms of glaucoma in rats using medicated eye drops.
Researchers have reversed the symptoms of glaucoma in rats using medicated eye drops. Further tests on a small number of human patients also showed promising results. Glaucoma is… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/glaucoma-reversed-in-rats-and-humans/

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