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Vision: Off with Your Glasses

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Photo: Glasses [06/03/2014] Researchers of Tel Aviv University's Goldschleger Eye Research Institute have discovered new evidence that correlates crowding in the fovea — a small part of the retina responsible for sharp vision — and the brain's processing speed. These findings could greatly alter earlier models of visual crowding, which emphasized peripheral impairment exclusively.Vision: Off with Your Glasses - Read more

Stroke: Stimulation Glove Enhances Motor Skills

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Photo: Stimulation glove [25/02/2014] Improving the sense of touch and motor skills without active training – what sounds impossible, does actually work. Neuroscientists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have developed a glove that uses weak electrical pulses to stimulate the nerve fibers that connect the hands with the brain.Stroke: Stimulation Glove Enhances Motor Skills - Read more

Tinnitus: Link between Loud Sounds and Hearing Loss

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Photo: Tinnitus [21/02/2014] University of Leicester research reveals why hearing loss is correlated with auditory signals failing to get transmitted along the auditory nerve. A research team investigating tinnitus has revealed new insights into the link between the exposure to loud sounds and hearing loss.Tinnitus: Link between Loud Sounds and Hearing Loss - Read more

Prostheses: Feeling through Implanted Electrodes

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Photo: Feeling prosthesis [10/02/2014] Freiburg researchers have developed electrodes that help amputees to grasp at objects.Prostheses: Feeling through Implanted Electrodes - Read more

Eyes: Probability of Blindness from Glaucoma Nearly Halved

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Photo: Eye [23/01/2014] The probability of blindness due to the serious eye disease glaucoma has decreased by nearly half since 1980, according to a recent study.Eyes: Probability of Blindness from Glaucoma Nearly Halved - Read more

Immunology: „The immunosensory system goes beyond the actual immune cells“

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[22/01/2014] It guards the body but can become its enemy: the immune system defends us from intruding pathogens; it is also able to cause severe diseases if it falsely recognizes the body itself as a threat. Molecular receptors in the whole body enable the immune system to “sense” what happens within.Immunology: „The immunosensory system goes beyond the actual immune cells“ - Read more

Neuroscience: In the Blink of an Eye

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Photo: Woman with crazy looking glasses [17/01/2014] Imagine seeing a dozen pictures flash by in a fraction of a second. You might think it would be impossible to identify any images you see for such a short time. However, a team of neuroscientists from MIT has found that the human brain can process entire images that the eye sees for as little as 13 milliseconds — the first evidence of such rapid processing speed.Neuroscience: In the Blink of an Eye - Read more

Glaucoma: New Drug-dispensing Contact Lens

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Photo: Contact lense [11/12/2013] Researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology, Boston Children's Hospital, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are one step closer to an eye drop-free reality with the development of a drug-eluting contact lens.Glaucoma: New Drug-dispensing Contact Lens - Read more

Gene Therapy: Virus Restores Sight

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Photo: Gene Therapy [14/06/2013] Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a new method to insert genes into eye cells that could greatly expand gene therapy to help restore sight to patients with blinding diseases.Gene Therapy: Virus Restores Sight - Read more

Genetics: Hearing Loss Clue Uncovered

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Photo: Ear [13/06/2013] A novel genetic mutation was first identified in 2010 as causing hearing loss in humans. Researchers have now discovered that this mutation induces malfunction of an inhibitor of an enzyme commonly found in our body that destroys proteins.Genetics: Hearing Loss Clue Uncovered - Read more