Join the club for FREE to access the whole archive and other member benefits.

Nanoparticles gave mice night vision abilities

27-Aug-2019

Key points from article :

If we had a near-infrared vision, we could have a permanent night vision.

Scientists have developed nanoparticles that allow mice to see near-infrared light.

Nanoparticles are made from rare-earth metals and convert near-infrared light to visible light.

Physiological and behavioural tests confirmed the night-vision abilities provided by the nanoparticles.

Scientists are from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

In the labs, nanoparticles were injected into the eyes of mice, behind their retinas

Mentioned in this article:

Tap on icon for description, click on resource name for more details.

Academic

Professor in Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Umass.

Academia

Public academic health sciences center.