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 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.

Comments (1)

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.

Posted almost 4 years by billenglish

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 1 month ago

Created
April 20, 2011 16:27
Category
Tags
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
15881 times

More from McGovern Institute for Brain Research

McGovern 2013 Fall Symposium - Liang Li

McGovern 2013 Fall Symposium - Lian...

Added over 1 year ago | 00:31:53 | 505 views

Magnetoencephalography (MEG) animation

Magnetoencephalography (MEG) animation

Added 3 years ago | 00:01:17 | 3409 views

Brains on Trial with Alan Alda

Brains on Trial with Alan Alda

Added over 1 year ago | 01:45:26 | 1932 views

Understanding the brain basis of autism

Understanding the brain basis of au...

Added over 4 years ago | 00:04:35 | 8891 views

McGovern 2010 Symposium: Samuel Wang

McGovern 2010 Symposium: Samuel Wang

Added almost 5 years ago | 00:41:20 | 7685 views

McGovern Institute Holiday Greeting 2012

McGovern Institute Holiday Greeting...

Added 2 years ago | 00:00:40 | 1242 views