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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 visual behavior in blind mice.

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

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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 4 years by Peter Sterry

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