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Seeing better thanks to electrical stimulation

Dear Sir or Madam,

Our brain is amazingly adaptive: Healthy parts can take over functions of damaged ones and in doing so compensate their loss. By supporting this so-called plasticity, physicians can even reverse conditions that were deemed irreversible until now. Read in our current interview how this works in the case of partial blindness.

Have a nice week,

Timo Roth
Editorial team

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Wearables: web portal WISS to foster communication in professional sports

Topic of the Month

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Wearables like smartwatches and fitness trackers have fast become a part of our lives. These technologies are also being considered for use in professional sports. Data is meant to be analyzed and training optimized with the help of these devices. To foster communication between users and interested parties, the German Federal Institute of Sports Science, in collaboration with the Innovation Factory, has created the web portal WISS (Wearables in Professional Sports, German: Wearables im Spitzensport).
Read more in our Topic of the Month:
Wearables: web portal WISS to foster communication in professional sports
Sports and medicine: Health, which comes into play
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Electrical Stimulation: Using Electrical Pulses to Combat Blindness


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Millions of people all over the world suffer from partial blindness – caused by glaucoma, a stroke or traumatic brain injury. For years, the loss of vision was deemed irreversible. But now a new treatment makes it possible to improve eyesight and vision.
Read more in the interview:
Electrical Stimulation: Using Electrical Pulses to Combat Blindness
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