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Researchers team up to provide new hope for childhood hunger

... team of plant and physician-scientists with a vision of eradicating malnutrition throughout the ... by the Danforth Center's cassava team, the full vision for the Global Harvest Alliance began to take ... supported by our many donors to expand our vision of 'better health and better health care' to the ...

New supplement may help slow sight loss in elderly

... Usha Chakravarthy, from Queen's Centre of vision and Vascular Science (CVVS), co-ordinated the ... Chakravarthy and Dr Stephen Beatty, Head of vision Research at the Waterford Institute of ... eye disease which causes blurring of central vision because of its effects on the macula, the central ...

Omega-3 fatty acids appear to impact AMD progression

... researchers at the Laboratory for Nutrition and vision Research (LNVR), Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition ... and low-GI foods may delay compromised vision due to AMD," says Taylor. "The present study adds ... AMD is the most common causes of non-remediable vision loss in Americans over 60. ...

'The Vision Revolution': Eyes are the source of human 'superpowers'

... beyond "how," and instead inquiring "why" vision evolved as it has over millions of years, ... result of Changizi's eye-opening efforts is The vision Revolution: How the Latest Research Overturns ... a series of peer-reviewed journal articles, The vision Revolution was carefully framed and tuned by ...

Major breakthrough in early detection and prevention of AMD

... to discover and treat the disease early, before vision is lost." Neovascular (or "wet-type") macular ... nourishment and oxygen to the eye. Central vision loss occurs when these abnormal blood vessels ... neovascularization before retinal damage and vision loss occur," said Dr. Stephen J. Ryan, professor ...

Elephant shark genome sequence leads to discovery of color perception in deep-sea fish

... enhance scientists' understanding of how color vision evolved in early vertebrates over the last 450 ... the elephant shark had the potential for color vision like humans. The discovery shows that it has acquired the traits for color vision during evolution in parallel with humans," said ...

TECNALIA uses artificial vision to improve recycling of electronic scrap metal

... method based on multispectral artificial vision systems to enhance the value of electronic scrap ... waste based on a system of multispectral vision and incorporate it into the process of a ... other techniques of separation based on colour vision and useful for other processes such as separating ...

Researchers describe protease inhibitor that may aid in diabetic retinopathy treatment

... vessels in the retina, eventually leading to vision problems. In its most advanced forms, known as ... retinopathy," it can cause moderate to severe vision loss and blindness. Nearly all people with type 1 ... in spots, floaters, flashes, blurred vision, vision loss, and even temporary blindness. In later ...

Gene therapy restores vision to mice with retinal degeneration

... have used gene therapy to restore useful vision to mice with degeneration of the light-sensing ... difference for people who otherwise would have no vision at all." The study was designed to ... would have been essentially blind had enough vision to find a darkened refuge in an otherwise ...

Atomic-resolution views suggest function of enzyme that regulates light-detecting signals in eye

... to its rod form. Rods are involved in night vision and motion sensation; the cones are responsible ... a mechanism that is completely different from vision in vertebrate animals. GAF domains emerged ... They perform important functions not only in vision but also in hearts, lungs, and blood vessels. ...

Seeing through the skin

... "skin vision." Once understood, he believes, skin vision could lead to new therapies for helping the blind regain sight and even read. Skin vision is not uncommon in nature. Plants orient ... -- can "see" without the use of eyes. Skin vision in humans is likely a natural atavistic ability ...

Study says eyes evolved for X-Ray vision

... can see simultaneously which allows for X-ray vision and grows as eyes become more forward facing. ... eyes for them," says Changizi. "Because binocular vision does not help them see any better than monocular ... in order to see past leaf walls. "This X-ray vision makes it possible for animals with forward-facing ...

Summer heat too hot for you? What is comfortable?

... in vision. Just as the early events involved in vision allow animals to adapt to different light ... different light sensor molecule activates the TRP vision protein indirectly. Since TRPA1 is not turned on ... known to work with TRP proteins required for fly vision and found that they, too, were unable to discern ...

Telescope embedded in glasses lens promises to make driving easier for visually impaired

... to make it easier for people with impaired vision to drive and do other activities requiring ... a professor at Harvard Medical School, a low vision expert, and the senior author of the paper. "One ... ages and millions of American face limited vision because of eye disorders, such as age-related ...

Protein transports nutrients believed to protect against eye disease

... macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss in elderly Americans. The research sought ... of the macula blurs the central field of vision needed to drive and read. Treatment can slow vision loss, but does not restore vision, according to ...

World-class environment vision to 'bring back the species'

... to engage in this important work. A vision you can see "from space" "Species extinction ... ability to raise the funds needed to turn its vision into a reality. The University estimates that ... over the following decades. "We have a bold vision for Glenthorne and the Mt Lofty Ranges, but ...

Shrimps see beyond the rainbow

... to the infrared, but have optimal polarisation vision a first for any animal and a capability that ... have been shown to use linear polarisation vision for navigation, for finding food, for evading ... fleeing andflirting. Commonly, polarisation vision is quite restricted: in its simplest form, ...

Human vision inadequate for research on bird vision

... Uppsala researchers show that our human vision is not an adequate instrument. The results ... are based on the hypothesis that human colour vision can be used to assess what birds see. Its a ... were partly due to the fact that human vision cannot perceive UV light, while ...

New computer applications allow to classify Iberian pig meat automatically

... the histological quantification by artificial vision of 6 animal species : White pig of the Large ... fibres in images taken by a system or artificial vision coupled to a microscopy. Second, the study has ... combination of spectral radiometry and artificial vision techniques conceived in this doctoral thesis, ...

Sharper image: UH optometrist establishes sports vision clinic

... and numbers, but athletes need above average vision to track balls hurtling toward them at alarming ... of Houston optometrist has founded the Sports vision Performance Center, a facility where athletes ... UH College of Optometry. Gee opened the Sports vision Performance Center in January to individual ...

NYU scientists set stage for understanding how color vision is processed

... the stage for subsequent research on how color vision is processed. The work, which appeared in the ... allow future scholarship to explore how color vision is processed in the optic lobe of the fruit fly ... analysis of neural circuits. In Drosophila, color vision is achieved by specialized photoreceptors that ...

Scientists find color vision system independent of motion detection

... The vision system used to process color is separate from ... at both institutions. Whether motion vision uses color contrast is a controversial issue that ... segregation of motion detection and color vision came into question. To explore this matter, ...

'Fluorescent' cells give early warning for eye disease

... pressure on the optic nerve that can lead to vision loss. Because each womans disease was in a ... how accurately the instrument would detect vision loss as compared to several standard tests used ... such as glaucoma. After the standard vision tests were administered, the researchers measured ...

'Twinkle after-effect' can help retinal patients detect vision loss quickly and cheaply

... eye disease to keep track of changes in their vision loss. In a study published in this weeks PLoS ONE ... degeneration where early detection of changes in vision can impact the effectiveness of treatments. ... and keep sufferers from seeking help until the vision loss is very serious or they bump into objects ...

Hearing changes how we perceive gender

... have long thought that one part of the brain does vision and another does auditory processing and that the ... gender information to get a window into how vision and audition work together to process gender ... to see how processing of various pitches affected vision very early in the sensory process. The study ...

USC biomedical team to participate in $6 million low vision project

... of older adults who suffer from significant vision loss. The USC team, led by Norberto ... Viterbi School and director of the USC Center for vision Science and Technology, will join other ... of Houston School of Optometry to address low vision problems caused by neural pathologies, such as ...

Restoring sight, advances in fertility treatments and better visibility for pilots at FIO

... in the ultimate goal of providing limited vision to those rendered blind by certain diseases, via ... degeneration V two of the most common causes of vision loss V the photoreceptor layer of the retina is ... in blind test subjects produced some sense of vision led to the development of the first retinal ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 8, 2007

... , a monthly journal. Such surgery corrects the vision loss that occurs when the lens of the eye becomes ... and well-established procedure to correct the vision loss from a cataract. In about 25 percent of ... Annual Report The 2006 ACS annual report, A New vision at Work, can be a valuable resource for ...

IOS Press announces launch of Journal of Berry Research

... and maintain profitable production using sustainable systems. It is our vision that the Journal will serve as a vehicle for increased collaboration and ... to the publication of scholarly research in this field. It is our vision that the Journal will serve the needs of researchers as well as producers, ...

Nobel Laureate underscores importance of investment in basic research

... organizations because it gives science a chance. A program officer with vision can say 'I think this is a great idea and I'm going to fund it.' The ... of mission goals can lead to mission success where a more tightly focused vision might not." He summed it up by saying, "ONR's style has intrinsic and high ...

Early brain activity sheds new light on the neural basis of reading

... in such a recent cultural invention, which lies at the interface between vision and language. Given that the first alphabetic scripts are thought to have ... the Wellcome Trust. The authors showed very early interactions between the vision and language domains during reading, with the speech motor areas of the ...

When every photon counts

... of the rods. Hence, this change in rod nuclear organisation improves vision at nocturnal low light levels. It also provides new insights into the ... contacts. However, in nocturnal mammals the advantages of improved night vision seem to have prevailed. ...

Stem cell therapy makes cloudy corneas clear, according to Pitt researchers

... therapies might be an effective way to treat human corneal blindness and vision impairment due to the scarring that occurs after infection, trauma and ... Under the auspices of UPMC Eye Center's recently established Center for vision Restoration, they plan also to develop the necessary protocols to enable ...

Caltech researchers train computers to analyze fruit-fly behavior

... scholar in electrical engineering. Using the techniques of machine vision and combining them with other engineering advancements, the two began ... moment in this field," says Perona. "By choosing among existing machine vision techniques, we were able to put together a system that is much more ...

Cats' eye diseases genetically linked to diseases in humans

... available. Initially it leads to night blindness, then loss of peripheral vision and, with progression, there is also a loss of central vision. Like humans, Abyssinian cats with the CEP290 mutation have normal vision at birth but develop early changes in the interior of their eyes by the ...

Names turn preschoolers into vegetable lovers

... University study shows that giving vegetables catchy new names like X-Ray vision Carrots and Tomato Bursts left preschoolers asking for more. When 186 four-year olds were given carrots called "X-ray vision Carrots" ate nearly twice as much as they did on the lunch days when they ...

DNA evidence is in, newly discovered species of fish dubbed H. psychedelica

... him to speculate that the species may have binocular vision, that is, vision that overlaps in front, like it does in humans. Most fish, with eyes on either side of their head, don't have vision that overlaps; instead they see different things with each eye. DNA ...

Cells with double vision

... Since the VS-cells are arranged parallel to each other, the fly's field of vision is completely covered by the vertical strips of the ten cells on each side ... Planck Institute of Neurobiology are devoted to investigating the motion vision of flies. Only recently, Borst's co-worker Jrgen Haag showed that VS-cells ...

Singapore-US scientists first to develop revolutionary microchip that uses 30 times less energy

... and are managed as a resource to achieve significant energy savings. Our vision is to see a new generation of probabilistic-based nanoelectronics with ... spans an increasingly vigorous international network based at Rice. The vision for this will include next generation electronics, based on principles ...

Internationally acclaimed researcher joins UH faculty thanks to $5.5 million grant

... Gustafsson's hiring represents a key element in fulfilling Khator's vision for the university, which includes a UH Health Initiative that will expand ... team will provide leadership that aligns with UH's shared strategic vision to engage the major issues of our time in ways that significantly impact ...
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