Blindness

Breakthrough In Gene Therapy Could Treat Blindness

Breakthrough In Gene Therapy Could Treat Blindness

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AGM) is one of the leading causes of vision loss. Due to a whole host of faulty genes, AGM was thought to have no viable treatment. That is until now. A report published today in The Lancet suggests ...

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Braille Telephone

Researchers at the National Institute of Design in Bangalore, India have developed a new Braille telephone for the visually impaired. The telephone includes the ability to store telephone numbers and other basic contact information as well an interface for answering ...

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Seeing with Your Skin

Does seeing through skin cells sound like crazy science fiction to you? Think again. Professor Leonid Yaroslavsky, a researcher from Tel Aviv University, Israel, thinks that humans have an ability to see through their skin. This discovery may lead to ...

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Helping the Blind See Electronic Images

Helping the Blind See Electronic Images

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been developing (and licensing) two novel technologies that may help bring to the market affordable graphic reading systems for the blind and visually impaired. The two systems bring electronic images ...

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Shedding Light on Blindness

Shedding Light on Blindness

Stem cells are at the forefront of medical research and incite some of the most controversial ethical and religious debates worldwide. While regarded by many top scientists as the Holy Grail of medicine, others consider embryonic stem-cell research sacrilegious. Recent ...

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