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  1. Photonic Crystal Light Collectors In Fish Retina Improve Vision In Turbid Water

    Fish have some of the most amazing retinas in the animal kingdom.  Like other fish species that live in environments with little to no light, the elephantnose fish (Gnathonemus petersii) use electrical fields to navigate through dark and murky waters.  However, unlike some of those species, the elephantnose fish has not lost its eyes through evolution […]

    Feb 28, 2013 — Read more No Comments
  2. Notable Paper: Photomechanical Responses In Drosophila Photoreceptors

    This notable paper by Roger C. Hardie and Kristian Franze looks at phototransduction in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster.  Drosophila melanogaster has a long history in vision research of informing our understanding of the biochemical processes involved in phototransduction going back almost 40 years to this paper.  However, the Hardie and Franze paper looks at transient receptor potential (TRP) […]

    Oct 17, 2012 — Read more No Comments