Harvard researchers explore macular degeneration through a new lens

Researchers have created the first cellular atlas of the primate retina and discovered that, while the fovea and peripheral retina share most of the same cell types, the cells are in different proportions, and show different gene expression patterns.

Peter Reuell • harvard
Feb. 21, 2019 ~6 min

Tags:  science-technology  cell  diabetic-macular-edema  faculty-of-arts-and-sciences  fas  fovea  harvard  josh-sanes  macula  macular-degeneration  neurons  peter-reuell  primates  retina  reuell  sanes  vision  vision-related-diseases  visual-perception

Benefits of being an early riser vs. a night owl

A new study finds that being genetically programmed to rise early may lead to greater well-being and a lower risk of schizophrenia and depression.

Louise Vennells • harvard
Jan. 29, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  health-medicine  23andme  body-clock  circadian-rhythm-disorders  depression  early-risers  genome  massachusetts-general-hospital  mental-disease  mental-health  nature-communications  night-owls  retina  university-of-exeter

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