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Spain: Restored Vision Artificial Retina Injection Shows Promising Results in Blind Rats

| Editor: Alexander Stark

An international team of scientists, of which the University of Granada is a member, has developed a new nanoparticle-based artificial retina prosthesis that can be injected into the eye. Thanks to this scientific finding, published recently in the prestigious journal Nature Nanotechnology, blind rats had their vision restored vision for eight months without the need for surgery.

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Mattia Bramini, Marie Curie-Athenea3i researcher based at the UGR, is one of the authors of this work.
Mattia Bramini, Marie Curie-Athenea3i researcher based at the UGR, is one of the authors of this work.
(Source: University of Granada)

Granada/Spain — An international team of scientists, of which the University of Granada (UGR) is a member, has developed a new nanoparticle-based artificial retina prosthesis that can be injected into the eye. Thanks to this important scientific finding, published recently in the prestigious journal Nature Nanotechnology, blind rats had their vision restored vision for eight months without the need for surgery.

The research was conducted by researchers from the Centre for Synaptic Neuroscience and Technology at the Center for Nano Science and Technology (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy), in collaboration with several colleagues from the Universities of Pisa, Genoa, Milan, and Granada, on the one hand, and Genoa, Negrar, and Mantova Hospitals, on the other. Among the scientists involved is Mattia Bramini of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, who is currently a Marie Curie-Athenea3i researcher at the UGR.