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Injecting nanoparticles could enable near-infrared light vision, research suggests

Ocular-injectable photoreceptor-binding upconversion nanoparticles convert invisible near-infrared light to intense blue light, visible by human eyes

Ocular-injectable photoreceptor-binding upconversion nanoparticles convert invisible near-infrared light to intense blue light, visible by human eyes. Image: Gang Han

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Science and Technology of China have developed nanoparticles that they suggest could allow mammals to see and process near-infrared light.

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