Tag: the eyes

  • Scientists ‘reverse death’ in stunning feat by bringing dead eyes back to life

    Scientists have “reversed death” by bringing the eyes back to life. Eyes taken from organ donors five hours after death reacted to light, while electrical activity seen only in the living was recorded. The authors said this “begs the question of whether brain death, as currently defined, is truly irreversible.” Brain death is when someone […]

  • Scientists have revived a glow of activity in human eyes after death

    Scientists have momentarily restored a faint glow of life to dying cells in the human eye. In order to better understand how nerve cells succumb to a lack of oxygen, a team of American researchers measured the activity of mouse and human retinal cells shortly after death. Surprisingly, with a few adjustments to the tissue […]

  • Scientists have revived a glow of activity in human eyes after death

    Scientists have momentarily restored a faint glow of life to dying cells in the human eye. In order to better understand how nerve cells succumb to a lack of oxygen, a team of American researchers measured the activity of mouse and human retinal cells shortly after death. Surprisingly, with a few adjustments to the tissue […]