1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
Primitive retinal cells, that were previously thought to have no role in image formation, can help blind mice see.
Retinal cells, necessary for colour vision, have been successfully transplanted into blind mice.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has been linked to the lack of a protective enzyme in the retina.
Mouse retinas have been grown in the lab using embryonic stem cells.
Two scientists have cracked the code used by cells at the back of the eye to convert light into a signal that our brain is able to understand.