Scientists have revived a glow of activity in human eyes after death

Scientists have momentarily restored a faint glow of life to dying cells in the human eye. In order to better understand how nerve cells succumb to a lack of oxygen, a team of American researchers measured the activity of mouse and human retinal cells shortly after death. Surprisingly, with a few adjustments to the tissue … Read more

Scientists have revived a glow of activity in human eyes after death

Scientists have momentarily restored a faint glow of life to dying cells in the human eye. In order to better understand how nerve cells succumb to a lack of oxygen, a team of American researchers measured the activity of mouse and human retinal cells shortly after death. Surprisingly, with a few adjustments to the tissue … Read more

Parasite that infects up to 50% of people ‘really likes the retina’, say scientists

Toxoplasma gondii is probably the most successful parasite in the world today. This microscopic creature is capable of infecting any mammal or bird, and people from all continents are infected. Once infected, a person carries Toxoplasma for life. So far, we don’t have a medicine that can eradicate the parasite from the body. And there … Read more

Parasite that infects up to 50% of people ‘really likes the retina’, say scientists

Toxoplasma gondii is probably the most successful parasite in the world today. This microscopic creature is capable of infecting any mammal or bird, and people from all continents are infected. Once infected, a person carries Toxoplasma for life. So far, we don’t have a medicine that can eradicate the parasite from the body. And there … Read more