Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in | Create Account

Blind Mice, No Longer

In a study published on April 19, 2011 in the journal Molecular Therapy, researchers at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT and the University of Southern California used optogenetic technology to restore visual behavior in blind mice.

Learn more about the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT >>

Images and footage courtesy of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, Ed Boyden, Alan Horsager, University of Southern California, Eos Neuroscience, and pond5.com.

Comments (1)

I am delighted to read about your excellent research. I suffered a retinal detachment in my right eye 5 years ago. Not knowing what it was I waited for it to get better. By the time it was operated on the retina was beyond repair. When the retina in my left eye began to detach I was ready for it, and two operations saved my sight. You will be needing human guinea pigs soon to try out this system, and I offer myself in this capacity — I have nothing to lose! I am 74 years old, and live in Derby, England.
I await your reply.

Peter Sterry

Posted over 3 years by Peter Sterry

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

McGovern Institute for Brain Research

McGovern Institute for Brain Research

Category: Research | Updated 9 months ago

Created
April 19, 2011 13:22
Category
Tags
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
14166 times

More from McGovern Institute for Brain Research

Ed Boyden TED Talk: A Light Switch for Neurons

Ed Boyden TED Talk: A Light Switch ...

Added over 3 years ago | 00:18:39 | 7081 views

2013 McGovern Institute Symposium: Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi

2013 McGovern Institute Symposium: ...

Added over 1 year ago | 00:40:20 | 960 views

2011 Scolnick Prize Lecture: Bruce S. McEwen

2011 Scolnick Prize Lecture: Bruce ...

Added 3 years ago | 01:05:00 | 2976 views

McGovern 2013 Fall Symposium - Sheng Li

McGovern 2013 Fall Symposium - Shen...

Added 1 year ago | 00:31:05 | 585 views

Optogenetics: A light switch for neurons

Optogenetics: A light switch for ne...

Added over 3 years ago | 00:04:51 | 9757 views

Understanding Brain Disorders: Depression

Understanding Brain Disorders: Depr...

Added over 3 years ago | 01:17:00 | 13672 views