Scientists Managed to Revive Dead Human Eye Cells

Scientists Managed to Revive Dead Human Eye Cells

Nobody can escape death, at least not in a physical form, and at least for now. But when it comes to cells’ death, it’s somewhat less complicated. reveals that scientists led by Fatima Abbas, PhD, who activates at the Moran Eye Center, managed to achieve what seemed impossible: reviving light-sensing neuron cells from the eyes of an organ donor and even making them communicate with one another once again.

Abbas explained as quotes:

We were able to wake up photoreceptor cells in the human macula, which is the part of the retina responsible for our central vision and our ability to see fine detail and color,

In eyes obtained up to five hours after an organ donor’s death, these cells responded to bright light, colored lights, and even very dim flashes of light.

Frans Vinberg, Ph.D., who was also involved in the new study, explained as the same source quotes:

We were able to make the retinal cells talk to each other, the way they do in the living eye to mediate human vision,

Past studies have restored very limited electrical activity in organ donor eyes, but this has never been achieved in the macula, and never to the extent we have now demonstrated.

Ever wondered how amazing the human eye is? The eye is the second-most complex organ in the human body after the brain. Our eyes are capable of distinguishing about 10 million different colors. These are old facts, not something that was just discovered.

It’s great to see that science never stops looking for ways to improve our lives. Who knows, maybe humans will become immortal one day. Therefore, if you’ve somehow found the secret to immortality, please don’t be selfish and share it with the world in the comment section!

The new study was published in Nature.

Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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