News tagged with retinal

How is the membrane protein folded?

A key factor in the biosynthesis and stable expression of multi-pass transmembrane proteins was discovered, and its loss is thought to cause retinal degeneration. The factor works especially for multi-pass membrane proteins, ...

dateMar 02, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Image sensors that behave like biological retinas

Ever since the invention of the first camera obscura and the advent of photography in the 19th century, scientists have been fascinated by the use of light sensors to capture the world around us from the perspective of a ...

dateFeb 18, 2015 in Engineering
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Clearer future for blind thanks to vOICe device

New findings from researchers in our Department of Psychology could pave the way for better treatments for blind and partially-sighted people using the revolutionary sensory substitution device, 'The vOICe'.

dateDec 12, 2014 in Software
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Retinal scanner that fits in a purse

A person can be identified unambiguously based on his or her retina. Researchers are working to make it possible for anyone to use this technology. With the prototype of a compact, portable retinal scanner, they are one step ...

dateApr 30, 2014 in Engineering
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Bocelli visits MIT for adaptive tech workshop

Italian classical singer Andrea Bocelli says he might one day get to use the tools that researchers around the world are developing with support from the foundation that bears his name.

dateDec 06, 2013 in Other
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