Tag: "vision" at biology news
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 8, 2007
...les , a monthly journal. Such surgery corrects the vision
loss that occurs when the lens of the eye becomes ...safe and well-established procedure to correct the vision
loss from a cataract. In about 25 percent of cases, however, the back portion of the capsule eventua...
European Science Foundation's Forward Look reaches out beyond the endless frontiers
... the one hand it allows scientists in search for a vision
beyond the frontiers of their disciplines to spot ...nd Challenge meetings. Its final report presents a vision
of how the field of Systems Biology should develop in the European life sciences area. The result is...
Link identified between Alzheimer's disease and glaucoma
... a significant number of patients continue to lose vision
despite their pressure being well controlled. The new research opens up a new avenue of treatment in glaucoma which does not involve treating intraocular pressure. Dr Cordeiro and colleagues have shown that drugs which work to prevent the build up ...
National Ecological Observatory Network featured at ESA/SER Joint International Conference
...orate of Biological Sciences, will provide the NSF vision
of NEON. The formal presentations will be followed by a question and answer session. For more than a decade ecologists have wanted to create an observatory for understanding complex ecological processes at multiple scales-from biosphere dynamics to...
New grants bolster efforts to generate faster and cheaper tools for DNA sequencing
...te to common, complex diseases. Ultimately, NHGRIs vision
is to cut the cost of whole-genome sequencing to $1,000 or less, which will enable the sequencing of individual genomes as part of routine medical care. The ability to sequence an individual genome cost-effectively could enable health care profession...
Fish eyes could hold clue to repairing damaged retinas in humans
...regenerating the retina in zebrafish and restoring vision
even after extensive damage. Now, a UK team of sci... new treatments that give us the hope of restoring vision
in people who have lost sight. This is one of the interesting treatments we hope to be developing th...
First new multiple sclerosis gene found in 30 years
...ties with balance and coordination, and speech and vision
problems. What triggers this autoimmune response is likely a result of a complex interplay between genetic and environmental factors, Gregory said. The previously discovered multiple sclerosis genes were all located in an area of chromosome 6 invol...
After a decades-long search, scientists identify new genetic risk factors for multiple sclerosis
...both studies. MS typically causes limb weakness, vision
loss and problems with coordination, and is the most common disabling neurological disorder of young adults. It's an autoimmune disease, occurring when the body's immune system mistakenly attacks a protective sheath around axons the delicate cables...
Smithsonian Fragmentation Project threatened by Amazon Colonization Plan
...SUFRAMA can partner with us to help promote a real vision
for sustainable development in the central Amazon. We believe that economic progress can proceed without causing irreversible harm to science and the environment. Our goal is not to confront SUFRAMA, but we are desperate. This is a cry for help....
Discoverer of Sly Syndrome finds way of delivering medicine to fight rare genetic disorder
... Syndrome causes bone defects, mental retardation, vision
and hearing problems, heart disease and premature death. They found that a potentially life-saving enzyme can be induced to cross the blood-brain barrier, a structure which protects the brain from foreign substances, if it is given with the hormone...
House backs taxpayer-funded research access
...This critical step was achieved as a result of the vision
and collective effort of patient groups, scientists, researchers, publishers, students, and consumers who registered their support. A similar measure has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee and will be considered by the full Senate...
Serica scientists win AOSSM Award for ACL (knee) tissue regeneration in preclinical study
...een engineers, scientists and surgeons who share a vision
to advance medical science and improve patient care, said John C. Richmond, MD, Chair, Department of Orthopedics, New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA, and a co-author of the paper. We are excited by the potential of this device in ACL repair. ...
Color is in the eye of the beholder
...ity coordinates. The paper also explains why human vision
perceives substances like pumpkin seed oil as dichromatic or polychromatic (exhibiting a variety of colors). Two phenomena explain the perceived shift in color of pumpkin seed oil from red to green: Firstly, the distinctive change in color shade ...
Antibody linked to MS significantly higher in spinal fluid of blacks
...depression, difficulty walking, numbness, pain and vision
problems. The disease is more common among Caucasians than any other group and affects two to three times as many women as men. Research has shown that genetic factors contribute to MS risk but are not the sole determining factor. Scientists believe...
Penn researchers report that gene therapy awakens the brain despite blindness from birth
... of the eye captures light, but the brain is where vision
is experienced, Aguirre said. The traditional vie... benefit from retinal therapies aimed at restoring vision
to those with genetic retinal disease.Researchers used functional MRI to measure brain activity in b...
Which came first: Primates' ability to see colorful food or see colorful sex?
...theory is that primates evolved trichromatic color vision
to assist them in foraging, specifically by allowi...olly R. Morris) have found that trichromatic color vision
was present before it functioned in communication, suggesting that the ability to discriminate red f...
Omega-3 fatty acids protect eyes against retinopathy, study finds
...onsible for central vision, and a leading cause of vision
loss in Americans 60 years of age and older. The researchers found that increasing omega-3 fatty acids and decreasing omega-6 fatty acids in the diet reduced the area of vessel loss that ultimately causes the growth of the abnormal vessels and bli...
Scientists ponder plant life on extrasolar Earthlike planets
.... Seen at 700 nanometers out, where normal human vision
quits working, this reflectance spectrum is a signature of the fact that there is very intense chlorophyll absorption going on. A third way yet to find extrasolar planets is to look for wobbly stars because as the planet especially a massive ...
UCF nanoparticle offers promise for treating glaucoma
...eated, can result in damage to the optic nerve and vision
loss. High pressure occurs, in part, because of a buildup of carbon dioxide inside the eye, and the compound blocks the enzyme that produces carbon dioxide. Seal and a team of collaborators including Sanku Mallik, of North Dakota State University,...
Fruit bats are not 'blind as a bat'
...pes of photoreceptor cells, the cones for daylight vision
and colour vision, and the more sensitive rods for...rage at night for nectar and fruit, they orient by vision
and the sense of smell. During the flights to the foraging grounds at dusk and the return to the day...
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