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09.09.2016

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


07.09.2016

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


06.09.2016

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


30.08.2016

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.

Eye tracking has been used for more than four decades to determine where people are directing... Read more


29.08.2016

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.

The Current Good Manufacturing Practice... Read more


29.08.2016

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


26.08.2016

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.

Through tests designed to test the limits and capabilities of human vision, it has been observed that the human eye, in the darkest... Read more


25.08.2016

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


23.08.2016

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.

Because human vision is based on three colours, we are... Read more


21.08.2016

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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