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Fish disappears to trick animals with supervision
Herrings, sardines, mackerel and tuna are fish with silvery scales that reflect the light in shallow oceanic water. For many years, scientists have wondered how their predators, such as octopus and squid, could find them. It is known that octopi, squid and other sea creatures such as shrimp have... Read more
Eye exams are the future of Alzheimer's Detection
Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible and progressive disease of the brain. For many Alzheimer's disease patients, the disease is not diagnosed until the person's memories and cognition have significantly deteriorated. Researcher Melanie Campbell from the University of Waterloo has discovered... Read more
Eye Cancer More Likely in People with Blue Eyes and Fair Skin
While eye cancer is very rare in the UK, people with blue eyes and fair skin are more likely to develop it. A new medical research study conducted by the Ohio State University in partnership with the NYU School of Medicine has found that eye cancer is more likely to develop in people who have... Read more
Using Cell Phone Cameras as Eye Tracking Devices
New research from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the University of Georgia has developed software that can turn any smartphone into an eye-tracking device.
US Food and Drug Administration Voices Concerns over New Eye Drops
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has developed a new eye drop that is intended to be used as a treatment for glaucoma. However there are concerns at the United States Food and Drug Administration over how the eye drops are being manufactured.
Treating Eye Diseases with Gene Therapy Delivered in Droplet Form
Some of the most common causes of blindness in the world are caused by diseases that are rooted in human DNA. Unlike injuries or infections, these disorders, like macular degeneration and glaucoma, are triggered by flaws in human DNA. Very little can be done to prevent, or even cure these... Read more
The Human Eye Can Detect the Smallest Amount of Light Possible, A Single Photon
A new study published in the journal Nature Communications reveals that the human eye is capable of an amazing feat, detecting just a single photon of light.
The Advancement of Eye Tracking Software
Eye tracking is quickly becoming cheaper, more compact, and incredibly accurate. In fact, there has been enough advancement of the technology in recent years that it is now being included in some smartphones. By monitoring where people look while using their devices, researchers and developers... Read more
Tetrachromats Able To See 100 Times More Colours than Normal People
The cells in the back of the eye that sense light, called rods and cones, normally only detect 3 different colours; red, blue, and green. Any other colour that we see is a mixture of these three colours that is processed by the brain.
Restoring Vision by Regenerating Damaged Nerves
New research published in the journal Nature Neuroscience shows that scientists have been able to restore partial vision in mice by regenerating previously severed optic-nerves. This success is a first in a long series of attempts to repair damaged nerves, and may lead to further... Read more
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