New research into how we see

Our eyes see the world in previously unsuspected ways, say scientists

A type of nerve cell in the retina of the eye may have a more sophisticated role in vision than we thought, a finding that may lead to treatments for some kinds of blindness

To read more about this follow the link to the article in the The Guardian Newspaper 7th December 2010.  A scientific breath through in the understanding of how light sensitive proteins (melanopsins) relay visual information of the brain could lead to new treatments for blindness caused by degradation of rods and cones inside the eye.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/dec/07/eyes-nerve-cell-vision-melanopsin?INTCMP=SRCH

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