News tagged with photoreceptors

Scientists solve mystery of the eye

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have a good overall understanding of human vision: when light enters our eyes, it is focused by the lens and strikes the retina in the back of the eye. The light causes some of ...

dateNov 17, 2011 in Biochemistry feature
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A pinch of baking soda for better vision?

Bicarbonate (baking soda) makes sparkling water sparkle, causes bread to rise, absorbs odors and can be used for cleaning all sorts of stuff, including your teeth. In the body, it plays essential roles in ...

dateMar 17, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Experts reveal why plants don't get sunburn

(PhysOrg.com) -- Experts at the University of Glasgow have discovered how plants know when to make their own sunscreen to protect themselves from the harmful rays of the sun. Scientists have speculated for decades that plants ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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An 'eye catching' vision discovery

Nearly all species have some ability to detect light. At least three types of cells in the retina allow us to see images or distinguish between night and day. Now, researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of ...

dateJul 26, 2009 in Neuroscience
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