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Can't count sheep? You could have aphantasia
If counting sheep is an abstract concept, or you are unable to visualize the faces of loved ones, you could have aphantasia -- a newly defined condition to describe people who are born without a 'mind's eye.' (2015-08-26)
NASA sees Hurricane Loke moving north
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Hurricane Loke as it continued moving north in the Central Pacific early on Aug. (2015-08-25)
'Lazy eye' may bully the brain into altering its wiring
As the brain develops its preference for the dominant eye's input, it alters its connections to the weaker eye, according to a study Bas Rokers and colleagues published this week in a special edition of the journal Vision Research. (2015-08-25)
Medical terms lead to divide between parents and doctors
Few things are more stressful than dealing with a sick child. (2015-08-24)
Waterford AD research suggests measuring macular pigment potential biomarker of cognitive health
Ongoing European Research Council-funded research at Waterford Institute of Technology's Macular Pigment Research Group is investigating the potential link between cognitive function and levels of a vital eye pigment linked to diet. (2015-08-24)
NASA sees Typhoon Goni moving through East China Sea
Typhoon Goni continued on its northern track and NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of the storm moving through the East China Sea early on August 24. (2015-08-24)
NASA sees wide-eyed Typhoon Atsani ready to curve
NASA's Aqua satellite saw a clear and large eye in Typhoon Atsani when it passed overhead on Aug. (2015-08-21)
NASA sees diminutive Hurricane Danny from space
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station captured an image of Hurricane Danny moving through the Central Atlantic Ocean. (2015-08-21)
NASA's CloudSat slices into Super Typhoon Atsani
NASA's CloudSat Satellite passed over Super Typhoon Atsani as it moved through the western North Pacific Ocean. (2015-08-20)
Two views of Super Typhoon Atsani from NASA's Aqua Satellite
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Super Typhoon Atsani and captured visible and infrared data on the monster storm. (2015-08-19)
NASA's Aqua satellite analyzes Typhoon Goni
Some residents of the Philippines are under warnings as Typhoon Goni approaches from the east. (2015-08-19)
In uveitis, bacteria in gut may instruct immune cells to attack the eye
The inflammatory eye disorder autoimmune uveitis occurs when a person's immune system goes awry, attacking proteins in the eye. (2015-08-18)
NASA's GPM looks inside Typhoon Goni GPM image of Goni
The Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM mission core satellite passed over Typhoon Goni and gathered data about its rainfall rates and powerful thunderstorms. (2015-08-17)
NASA's Terra Satellite sees powerful storms ring Typhoon Atsani's eye
Typhoon Atsani's eye was 'ringed' or surrounded by powerful thunderstorms on Aug. (2015-08-17)
Can your brain control how it loses control?
A new study may have unlocked understanding of a mysterious part of the brain -- with implications for neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's. (2015-08-14)
Vision expert David Williams receives the Beckman-Argyros Award
David Williams, widely regarded as one of the world's leading experts on human vision, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Beckman-Argyros Award in Vision Research. (2015-08-13)
Fears of potentially blinding complication from Avastin eye injections overblown, says Penn study
Eye injections of the drug Avastin, used to treat retinal diseases, bring no greater risk of endophthalmitis, a potentially blinding eye infection, than injections with the much more expensive drug Lucentis made by the same company, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. (2015-08-13)
Sandia teams with industry to improve human-data interaction
Sandia National Laboratories and EyeTracking Inc. are researching computer information systems to make national security analysts better at getting meaningful information from large data sets coming in quickly in high-stress environments. (2015-08-13)
UCI-led team begins first clinical trial of stem cell-based retinitis pigmentosa treatment
Participants are being enrolled in the first clinical trial that tests the use of retinal progenitor cells to treat retinitis pigmentosa, reported project director Dr. (2015-08-12)
Rapid eye movements in sleep reset dream 'snapshots'
A new study from Tel Aviv University based on rare neuronal data offers the first scientific evidence of the link between rapid eye movement, dream images, and accelerated brain activity. (2015-08-12)
NASA sees heavy rain in Hurricane Hilda, south of Hawaii
Hurricane Hilda has been on a weakening trend and by Aug. (2015-08-12)
Brain plasticity after vision loss has an 'on-off switch'
KU Leuven biologists have discovered a molecular on-off switch that controls how a mouse brain responds to vision loss. (2015-08-12)
New clues found to vision loss in macular degeneration?
Scientists have identified a pathway that leads to the formation of atypical blood vessels that can cause blindness in people with age-related macular degeneration. (2015-08-11)
C-sections could influence babies' ability to focus
Being delivered through a caesarean section influences at least one form of babies' ability to concentrate. (2015-08-11)
Researchers resurrect ancient viruses in hopes of improving gene therapy
Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear have reconstructed an ancient virus that is highly effective at delivering gene therapies to the liver, muscle, and retina. (2015-08-10)
NASA stares Hurricane Hilda in the eye
NASA's Terra satellite passed over Hurricane Hilda and captured an image that clearly showed the storm's eye. (2015-08-10)
Pupil shape linked to animals' ecological niche
A new analysis finds that a land animals' ecological niche is a strong predictor of pupil shape. (2015-08-07)
NASA sees a wider-eyed Typhoon Soudelor near Taiwan
Clouds in Typhoon Soudelor's western quadrant were already spreading over Taiwan early on Aug. (2015-08-07)
Study finds association between blood levels of trace metals and risk of glaucoma
In an analysis that included a representative sample of the South Korean population, a lower blood manganese level and higher blood mercury level were associated with greater odds of a glaucoma diagnosis, according to a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology. (2015-08-06)
A GPM satellite 'bullseye' in Typhoon Soudelor
The Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM core satellite passed directly over Typhoon Soudelor as it tracks through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. (2015-08-06)
Wrinkles and all: Hi-res eyelid reconstruction makes digital doubles look more realistic
Little details, such as the wrinkling or twitching of an eyelid, can have a big impact on whether a digitally rendered face looks real in a film or videogame. (2015-08-05)
NASA satellites analyze Typhoon Soudelor moving toward Taiwan
Heavy rain, towering thunderstorms, and a large area are things that NASA satellites observed as Typhoon Soudelor moves toward Taiwan on Aug. (2015-08-05)
BrightFocus Foundation announces research grant recipients for 2015
BrightFocus Foundation, which funds research worldwide on Alzheimer's disease, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, announced the 58 scientists awarded research grants for 2015. (2015-08-03)
Researchers resurrect ancient viruses in hopes of improving gene therapy
Researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Schepens Eye Research Institute have reconstructed an ancient virus that is highly effective at delivering gene therapies to the liver, muscle, and retina. (2015-07-30)
Lobster-Eye imager detects soft X-ray emissions
This week in the journal Review of Scientific Instruments, from AIP Publishing, the group describes developing and launching their imager, which centers on 'Lobster-Eye optics,' as well as its capabilities and future applications in space exploration. (2015-07-28)
New eye-tracker method shows 'preferred retinal location' in both eyes
Eyes with central vision loss adapt by developing a new fixation point in a different part of the retina, called the preferred retinal location. (2015-07-28)
Less is more when treating rare eye condition
New research from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is showing less is more when it comes to the treatment of optic disc pits -- a rare eye condition. (2015-07-27)
Babies' brains show that social skills linked to second language learning
Babies learn language best by interacting with people rather than passively through a video or audio recording. (2015-07-27)
Researchers pinpoint where the brain unites our eyes' double vision
Using prisms and an advanced brain scanner, the University of Wisconsin's Bas Rokers and collaborators at Utrecht University in the Netherlands have found the point in the human brain -- very early in image processing in the visual cortex -- in which the transformation to a cyclopean view of the world takes place. (2015-07-23)
Preserving photoreceptor cells following retinal injury
Mass. Eye and Ear/HMS Researchers discovered that there was a significant increase in the immune system's 'alternative complement pathway' following retinal detachment and that this pathway facilitated early photoreceptor cell death after injury. (2015-07-22)
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