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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 vision in blind mice.

Learn more about the study and 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.

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These things take time to reach human trials, and more time before approval for general use. But this huge, so huge, I’m amazed after 24 hours of this video being released, no one has commented before myself! Please add a “like” button, so people can post a link to their facebook page easily. I’m following the work of Dr Peter Meijer closely ( seeingwithsound.com ) and am the inventor of the Sense Organs Synthesizer. With his help, a prototype of my invention which uses a tactile display, will soon be ready for testing. I am also working with a software developer, to test an App for Virtual Reality goggles, that alters a 2D view to 1D linear “scan”, for those with severe retinal damage such as macular degeneration. We are finally turning the corner in providing top quality aids for the blind, at affordable prices. My hat is off to you at USC and MIT, for this achievement and groundbreaking announcement! We expect good results from the upcoming human trials. All My Best, Bill English, Pres., Morning Star Foundation for the Blind, Nonprofit Org.

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