Single cell resolution study on the human retina to restore vision after disease
Vision commences in the retina, where photoreceptors capture an image and then transmit the information to the brain through the retina circuitry. Most blinding eye diseases emerge from dysfunction in the retina, necessitating delineation of its architecture in health and disease. Using recently developed technologies, the EU-funded HURET project aims to study the human retina in terms of functional diversity and determine the different cell types that compose its neural circuitry. Scientists will identify mechanisms of cell-type vulnerability that cause disease, paving the way for novel interventions for restoring vision in patients with blinding eye diseases.
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Funding SchemeERC-ADG - Advanced Grant