The eye cells have it

A virus carrying a gene tagged with green fluorescent protein was introduced into the eyes of seven-month-old mice.

Keunyoung Kim, Wonkyu Ju and Mark Ellisman, National Centre for Microscopy and Imaging Research, UC San Diego

This confocal microscope image, which depicts a mouse retina sparkling with fluorescent molecules, has been awarded first prize in the National Institutes of Health's 2016 Combined Federal Campaign "Beauty of Science".

The image was featured in a study published last year in the journal Cell Death and Disease by University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Shiley Eye Institute researchers investigating potential restorative therapies for glaucoma, a progressive disease involving damage to the eye's optic nerve and irreversible vision loss.

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