Tag: "vision" at biology news
Rare disease's gene may illuminate major disorders
...ty to sit, crawl or walk, as well as deteriorating vision
and speech, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a branch of the National Institutes of Health. Children with the disease die between ages 5 and 10. NBIA, sometimes called Hallervorden-Spatz syndrome, manifests it...
Conservation offers financial rewards for cattle ranchers, study finds
...8 per acre through the reforestation project. New vision
"This paper shows how conservation on private la...f biological sciences at Stanford. "There is a new vision
inspiring and uniting people who would never have dreamed of working together in the past. It is a v...
Bone marrow may restore cells lost in vision diseases
... cells, the rods and cones - our primary cells for vision
- die. If we can regenerate the retinal pigment epithelium, it could make a big difference in our visual health." Scientists were able to detect that RPE cells indeed appear to be naturally replenished in the test animals by transplanting bone marrow...
Loss of central vision with age may be linked to quality of dietary carbohydrates
...degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision
loss in older adults and a person's risk may partly depend upon diet. When it comes to carbohydrates, quality rather than quantity may be more important, according to new research by Allen Taylor, PhD, director of the Laboratory for Nutrition and Vis...
Harvard Medical signs agreement with Merck to develop potential therapy for macular degeneration
... definitive causes nor cures are known. Studies on vision
and AMD by Dr. Rando have recently culminated in t...ic by-products. The most common by-products of the vision
cycle comprise the lipofuscins, which are very stable toxic substances, and not readily eliminated f...
UF scientists restore sight to chickens with blinding disease
...n F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute. "The vision
capabilities of the treated animals far exceeded o...e transfer experiment five years ago that restored vision
to blind Briard dogs. "This is proof of concept using a unique vector, animal model and approach. On...
Whale bubble nets, saxophone sounds, ultrasonic laser
...but not humans). The visual tapetum helps improve vision
in low-light conditions, by giving the retina a second chance to detect light. Playing acoustic tones to the dolphin during another PET scan, the researchers detected increased activity in tissue around air sinuses, suggesting that the sinuses shape ...
Research shows how visual stimulation turns up genes to shape the brain
... neurotrophic factor (Bdnf). To determine whether vision
regulates other genes in these rodents, Majdan and...e pathway, but these sets are turned on and off by vision
at specific ages before, during and after the critical period and into adulthood. "This suggests tha...
No-mow grass may be coming to your yard soon
... that never grows but is always green. Now, that vision
of suburban bliss -- and more -- seems plausible as scientists have mapped a critical hormone signaling pathway that regulates the stature of plants. In addition to lawns that rarely require mowing, the finding could also enable the development of st...
Research into salt, oil, ice and fossils
...es affecting oil deposits, glacial runoff, and the vision
of fossil vertebrates these are the research area... and palaeontologist working on reconstructing the vision
of fossil vertebrates. To accomplish this, he is studying the demands on vision
in various habitats,...
American and Dutch experts to discuss risk of catastrophic levee failure in California
...anaged is not sustainable and is calling for a new vision
for the future of the delta. Carel J.J. Eijgenraam, program leader for spatial economics with the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, will discuss new concepts and insights in flood protection in the Netherlands. Following the fl...
Epstein-Barr virus might kick-start multiple sclerosis
...rstood. Scientists think that MS--which can cause vision
problems, muscle weakness, and difficulty with coordination and balance--is a result of the immune system attacking the body's own nervous system. Not everyone who is infected with Epstein-Barr develops MS, but the results of the new study, published...
A reunion between science and spirituality
...t of the world. The findings that justify this new vision
of the underlying logic of the universe come from ...y and Laszlo reveal how this sacred and integrated vision
of reality can be restored, enabling humanity to once again feel at home in the universe....
New crop of technology reveals plant health
...s, in near real-time. PLANTS adhered to a broader vision
where the virtual (computing) space was seamlessly integrated with the physical environment. One of its main objectives was to develop the necessary software modules, tools and methodologies that enable the efficient and flexible integration of 'augm...
Blind mice recover visual responses using protein from green algae
...g," said Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D., director of vision
research at the NIH. "This is a clever approach that offers the possibility of some extent of vision
restoration at some time in the future." In addition to RP, there are many forms of retinal degenera...
Fish oil may help protect against retinal degenerative diseases
...macular degeneration, the leading cause of loss of vision
in those older than 65. The paper is titled, Cell survival matters: docosahexaenoic acid signaling, neuroprotection and photoreceptors. In these blinding eye diseases, photoreceptor cells (rods and cones) degenerate and die. Although this process can...
'Prosthetic' retinal cells let blind mice see light
...riment that could offer a new pathway to restoring vision
in people with inherited retinal degeneration, res...tic engineering approach can be applied to restore vision
in humans with inherited retinal degeneration disorders. For one thing, they said, they have not yet...
One gene provides fruit fly both antenna and color vision
...errated in developmental biology. Now we add color vision
to its duties." Spineless also appears to control communication between the R7 and R8 photoreceptors. "It has been known for some time that the expression of rhodopsin genes in R7 and R8 is coupled, with the particular genes expressed in R8 being de...
Hopes raised for effectiveness of multiple sclerosis drug
...ll motor functions that control muscles, strength, vision
and balance. The very progressive form of the disease can end in death. Scientists have long thought that in MS the specific white cells (T-cells) that fight off infection actually turn on the body they are supposed to protect, attacking the myelin s...
Pacific Islands paradise protected
... "The Republic of Kiribati has shown unprecedented vision
for long-term conservation of its precious marine biodiversity. We are proud to be associated with this effort."...
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