Part superhero, part fetish fantasy, part Nordic dream, she tends to the needs of a snowman who bleeds, a blind rat
with bandaged eyes, and a bunny with a crutch.
During the study, three-week-old blind rats
were injected with a virus packaged with gene-editing capabilities targeted at retinal cells.
With a compass prosthesis wired into their brains, blind rats
can learn to navigate complex mazes to find food.
Muller cells harvested from human donor tissue were transplanted into the retinas of blind rats
where they developed into rod cells which were responsive to light signals.
Tests in rats showed that the human cells can restore some vision to completely blind rats
The team has tested the system in blind rats
and is working with a company to test it in patients.
AN organic-bionic eye that enables blind rats
to recognise light could help humans.
All ran after the farmer's maid; She trimmed their tails with a fine steel blade, A terrible drama, a shambles it made-- These three blind rats
All drivers have their rat-runs and know their routes but, when we take them off the motorway, they become blind rats
The company plans to file an investigational new drug application (IND) with the FDA for this program, which has been demonstrated to rescue vision in blind rats
To test how these chips responded, the researchers used retinas from both normal rats and blind rats
that serve as models of retinal degenerative disease.
s (OTCBB: ACTC) ability to rescue vision in blind rats
was noted in Scientific American's March 2007 issue as the lead story of its News Scan section.