Gene Therapy Makes Near-Blind Patients See by Strengthening Neural Connections

Posted in Medicine on 6th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

Gene therapy restored vision to blind patients by strengthening visual pathways from the retina to the brains visual cortex.

Some blind people can train themselves to use echolocation

Posted in Science on 26th May, 2015
by Alex Muller

Some blind people have learned to use echolocation to tell the size, density, and texture of objects around them.

Newly identified protein may hold key to preventing diabetes-induced blindness

Posted in Medicine on 26th May, 2015
by Alex Muller

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the nasty effects diabetes can have, leading to permanent loss of vision.

Hydrogels boost ability of stem cells to restore eyesight and heal brains

Posted in Science on 17th May, 2015
by Alex Muller

Stem cell-derived photoreceptor cells were injected into the retina, leading to improved eyesight.

A new wearable collision warning device for the visually-impaired

Posted in Software on 30th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

A new pocket-sized device beeps to warn wearers of impending collisions as they approach obstacles.