Good Thursday dear Dingleberries and welcome to this weeks Monkey Butt Thursday. I quite enjoyed this photo and when I decided I would actually post something about something this week this picture struck me as perfect!
Bored and up late last night I decided to actually find something to share, so I relied on my dear friend Google to help me.
Here's what I got and well it's not really relevant but it's pretty cool, pretty exciting if your vision sucks like mine does and you're terrified of one day going blind. I hate the idea of testing on animals and honestly I wish there were another way, but I'm thankful for some of the things they've done. Like MS medicine, among others I'm sure. All of which my Mama Monkey Butt has probably taken ;)
Cornell Medical College has two researchers have figured out a mouses retina in order to attach a devise that has restored vision in the mice. What the frak am I talking about? Wait for it, here it comes. .They're also saying they've "cracked the code for a MONKEY retina" as you can guess the monkey is closest thing to a human and they're excited to get something going to test on humans as well.
I know the blind aren't reading this and haven't read that post, but that's pretty exciting news right? I think so. I wear glasses and contacts, not at the same time of course, but am always scared that it will get worse and worse and eventually I just won't be able to see. I don't think that is the same thing though. Now that I give it a bit more thought.
So they're hoping to find a way to make the blind people see, for some to see again. How very exciting indeed. I look forward to the day. Science never fails at surprising me.
Hang in there!