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U-M team: Genetic testing sheds light on degenerative eye disease
Genetic testing for eye disease is providing vital information about complex retinal diseases, especially when used to confirm a clinician's diagnosis, according to a newly published study of such tests that were conducted over a five-year period. (2007-02-13)

Category three Hurricane Norman expands its area of strength
The area of stronger storms in Hurricane Norman have expanded over the last several day in infrared NASA imagery as the storm intensified. Stronger thunderstorms circled Norman's center in a thicker ring on Sept. 6 when NASA's Terra satellite passed over the hurricane. (2018-09-06)

New treatment for severe dry eye disease promising in early clinical trials
Participants in a phase I/II clinical trial of a new enzyme-based treatment for severe dry eye disease experienced reduced signs of disease and discomfort, according to a paper in Translational Vision Science and Technology. (2019-05-07)

Saw but forgot -- drivers' memory lapses puts motorcyclists at risk
There are an estimated 90 fatalities a year in the UK caused by drivers pulling out into the path of an oncoming motorcycle.New research by psychologists at the University of Nottingham suggests this sort of crash may often be the result of a short-term memory failure rather than the driver not seeing an approaching motorcycle. (2019-09-23)

NASA find Tropical Cyclone Kyarr with a cloud-filled eye
NASA satellite imagery revealed that Tropical Cyclone Kyarr has maintained its eye, although that eye has become cloud-filled. (2019-10-30)

New method gives glaucoma researchers control over eye pressure
Neuroscientists have developed a new method that permits continuous regulation of eye pressure without damage, becoming the first to definitively prove pressure in the eye is sufficient to cause and explain glaucoma. (2020-02-24)

Study shows glaucoma could be successfully treated with gene therapy
A new study led by the University of Bristol has shown a common eye condition, glaucoma, could be successfully treated with a single injection using gene therapy, which would improve treatment options, effectiveness and quality of life for many patients. (2020-04-21)

Increased blood flow during sleep tied to critical brain function
Our brains experience significant changes in blood flow and neural activity during sleep, according to Penn State researchers. Such changes may help to clean out metabolic brain waste that builds up during the day. (2021-01-18)

USC researchers discover way to improve image sharpness for blind people with retinal implants
Retinal implants that deliver longer impulses may markedly improve image sharpness for blind individuals. (2015-12-16)

Discovery could lead to treatment for eye diseases that cause blindness
A new study has identified a gene that plays a major role in maintaining clarity of the cornea in humans and mice -- and could possibly be used as gene therapy to treat diseases that cause blindness. (2011-12-12)

First international conference on women and blindness
A call for public health action, increased funding for research, and creative educational programs in both the developing and developed worlds may be an outcome of the first international conference on women and blindness. Vision experts from around the country and the world will gather to explore why women are nearly twice as likely to lose their vision as men and how to stem the tide of blinding diseases in women. (2003-11-04)

TRMM satellite makes direct pass over Super Typhoon Maysak
The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite delivered a remarkable image of Super Typhoon Maysak on March 31. TRMM obtained an image straight over the top of a super typhoon with a double eye-wall, Super Typhoon Maysak, as it roared through the warm waters of the West Pacific south of Guam. (2015-04-02)

Learning to see better in life and baseball
With a little practice on a computer or iPad -- 25 minutes a day, 4 days a week, for 2 months -- our brains can learn to see better, according to a study of University of California, Riverside baseball players reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on February 17. The new evidence also shows that a visual training program can sometimes make the difference between winning and losing. (2014-02-17)

Kellogg researchers develop new nanoparticle with potential to treat ocular cancer
Researchers at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center are using nanoparticles to kill tumor cells inside the eye. (2016-02-18)

Privacy, please: Why surveiling shoppers can inhibit sales, and how to fix it
The authors designed a series of studies and field experiments that tested shoppers' reaction to being watched while shopping and found that when they feel their privacy or freedom of behavior is threatened, they will back off. Simple solutions are available to retailers. (2017-07-19)

Barbara now a major hurricane on NASA satellite imagery
NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites passed over the Eastern Pacific Ocean after Tropical Storm Barbara strengthened into the first hurricane of the season. Barbara intensified rapidly into a major hurricane. (2019-07-02)

NASA-NOAA satellite finds super typhoon Halong finally weakening
Super Typhoon Halong has finally peaked in intensity and is now on a weakening trend. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and provided a look at the storm. (2019-11-06)

Ancient Egyptian cosmetics: 'Magical' makeup may have been medicine for eye disease
There's more to the eye makeup that gave Queen Nefertiti and other ancient Egyptians royals those stupendous gazes and legendary beauty than meets the eye. Scientists in France are reporting that the alluring eye makeup also may have been used to help prevent or treat eye disease by doubling as an infection-fighter. Their findings are scheduled for the Jan. 15 issue of ACS' Analytical Chemistry, a semimonthly journal. (2010-01-11)

One test can predict which kids will become nearsighted
A study of 4,500 US children over 20 years has identified a single test that can predict which kids will become nearsighted by the eighth grade: a measure of their current refractive error. (2015-04-02)

Predicting the next eye pathogen; analysis of a novel adenovirus
Researchers used a combined genomic, bioinformatics and biological analysis to identify a unique deletion in a key protein of the viral capsid and further suggested the potential of the virus to cause severe ocular infection. The results point toward a possible approach for predicting pathogenicity for newly identified and recently emergent human pathogens. (2013-04-10)

The pupils are the windows to the mind
The eyes are the window into the soul -- or at least the mind, according to a new paper published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. (2012-01-27)

Action video games sharpen vision 20 percent
Video games that contain high levels of action, such as Unreal Tournament, can actually improve your vision. Researchers at the University of Rochester have shown that people who played action video games for a few hours a day over the course of a month improved by about 20 percent in their ability to identify letters presented in clutter -- a visual acuity test similar to ones used in regular ophthalmology clinics. (2007-02-06)

NASA-NOAA satellite tracking Super Typhoon Mangkhut
Typhoon Mangkhut had already strengthened into a Super Typhoon when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite grabbed a visible image of the storm in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on Sept. 11. It is forecast to intensify even more. (2018-09-11)

Energy-saving new LED phosphor
The human eye is particularly sensitive to green, but less sensitive to blue and red. Chemists led by Hubert Huppertz at the University of Innsbruck have now developed a new red phosphor whose light is well perceived by the eye. This increases the light yield of white LEDs by around one-sixth, which can significantly improve the energy efficiency of lighting systems. (2019-04-24)

New augmented reality head mounted display offers unrivalled viewing experience
Cambridge engineers have developed a new augmented reality (AR) head-mounted display (HMD) that delivers a realistic 3D viewing experience, without the commonly associated side effects of nausea or eyestrain. (2019-09-23)

Babies' brains tuned to sharing attention with others
Children as young as five months old will follow the gaze of an adult towards an object and engage in joint attention, according to research funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council. The findings, published today in the Royal Society's journal Biology Letters, suggests that the human brain develops this important social skill surprisingly early in infancy. (2010-01-26)

Scientists discover how a bacterial pathogen breaks down barriers to enter and infect cells
Scientists from the Schepens Eye Research Institute, a subsidiary of Mass. Eye and Ear and affiliate of Harvard Medical School, have found for the first time that a bacterial pathogen can literally mow down protective molecules, known as mucins, on mucus membranes to enter and infect a part of the body. (2012-03-07)

K-State professor combines love of teaching, research to examine eye development
In April, a 31-year continuing research project of Gary Conrad's was renewed for another five-year period for $1.825 million. The research is funded by the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health -- (2004-07-23)

Radiation therapy can help spare vision in patients with melanoma of the eye
Treating a rare form of eye cancer with radiation therapy can spare patients from significant vision loss, according to new research at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. (2005-10-18)

Growth factor shown to protect the retina in early stage diabetes
Researchers from the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear have shown that a slight increase in transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β), which is present in preclinical animal models with diabetic eye disease, protects retinal blood vessels from damage that commonly occurs in the early stages of the disease (known as diabetic retinopathy). Their findings, published online today in the American Journal of Pathology, may lead to targeted therapeutics that delay or prevent the development of the disease in patients. (2017-02-02)

New insights into human tears could lead to more comfortable contact lenses
Chemical engineers at Stanford have discovered mechanical properties of the tear film on the eye's surface that can be used to manufacture contact lenses that more closely mimic the eye. (2016-03-25)

NEI awards new grant to study the biological origins of eye allergies
The National Eye Institute has awarded researchers at the Schepens Eye Research Institute, a subsidiary of Mass. Eye and Ear, a five year-grant totaling more than $2.4 million to understand the origins of eye allergies. (2012-01-18)

NASA finds Tropical Storm Sergio on the verge of hurricane status
The National Hurricane Center noted that Tropical Storm Sergio was on the verge of becoming a hurricane in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and NASA's Aqua satellite confirmed very powerful storms within. (2018-10-01)

Routine eye scans may give clues to cognitive decline in diabetes
As they age, people with diabetes are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive disorders than are people without diabetes. Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center now have shown that routine eye imaging can identify changes in the retina that may be associated with cognitive disorders in older people with type 1 diabetes. These results may open up a relatively easy method for early detection of cognitive decline in this population. (2021-01-05)

Discovery points toward anti-inflammation treatment for blinding disease
The discovery of an inflammatory mediator key to the blinding effects of diabetic retinopathy is pointing toward a potential new treatment, Medical College of Georgia researchers said. (2010-01-14)

Wearable technology can help with public speaking
Speaking in public is the top fear for many people. Now, researchers from the Human-Computer Interaction Group at the University of Rochester have developed an intelligent user interface for 'smart glasses' that gives real-time feedback to the speaker on volume modulation and speaking rate, while being minimally distracting. The Rochester team describes the system in a paper presented on Tuesday, March 31 at the Association for Computer Machinery's Intelligent User Interfaces conference. (2015-03-30)

Relatives of individuals with autism tend to display abnormal eye movements
Abnormal eye movements and other sensorimotor and neurobehavioral impairments appear common in unaffected family members of individuals with autism, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2010-08-02)

Rats have a double view of the world
Rodents move their eyes in opposite directions, thereby always keeping an eye on the airspace above them. (2013-05-27)

NASA sees deadly Cyclone Giovanna over the center of Madagascar
Cyclone Giovanna made landfall in eastern Madagascar very early on Feb. 14 and continues tracking in a southwestern direction toward the Mozambique Channel. NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image when Giovanna's center was close to the capital city of Antananarivo, and NASA's TRMM satellite saw powerful towering thunderstorms around its center before it made landfall. (2012-02-14)

Researchers say we're watching the world go blind
Three University of Michigan researchers say eye care accessibility around the globe isn't keeping up with an aging population, posing challenges for eye care professionals over the next 30 years. (2020-12-07)

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