Blind patient recovers partial vision with optogenetics

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May 25, 2021

Blind Patient Recovers Partial Vision with Optogenetics

By Alejandra Manjarrez

After receiving an intraocular injection of the gene for a light-sensitive protein, a 58-year-old man diagnosed with the neurodegenerative eye disease retinitis pigmentosa was able to locate objects on a table using engineered goggles.

Dogs: The New COVID-19 Rapid Test

By Kerry Grens

Two studies this month point to pooches' quick detection of SARS-CoV-2 on material that touched the skin of infected participants, although the pups' accuracy does not match that of RT-PCR.

Stress-Response Compound Widespread in Animals Is Found in Plants

By Shawna Williams

TMAO appears to both stabilize other plant proteins and influence the expression of stress-response genes, researchers report.

ICYMI: Can Single Cells Learn?

By Catherine Offord

A controversial idea from the mid-20th century is attracting renewed attention from researchers developing theories for how cognition arises with or without a brain.


Infographic: Investigating Whether Single Cells Learn

By Catherine Offord

Historical and modern experiments have hinted that unicelluar organisms can learn from their experiences, but the idea still has its critics.

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