I thought Pokemon madness had died down, but apparently not.
Researchers in Osaka Japan have identified a new protein, believed to control the efficiency of our kinetic vision. In layman’s terms, the speed at which visual information is sent to the brain.
Our friend Pikachu from Pokemon, is known for his rapid movements, hence the name of the protein- Pikachurin.
And the best news? Study of this protein, may lead to treatments in retinitis pigmentosa- a genetic eye condition that usually leads to blindness. (Thanks, wikipedia!)