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Microscopic solar cells could give vision to blind

Click for a full size image   Microscopic solar cells could give vision to blind Postdoc Rasmus Schmidt Davidsen conducts research into optimizing solar cells. Now, with the help of micro-sized photovoltaic cells, he will restore sight to the blind. …

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Searching For a Solution to Blindness

  Searching For a Solution to Blindness How Texas A&M researchers are working to solve diabetes-related vision loss When most people consider how vision works, they think of light and optics and how nerves transmit that information to the brain. …

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Imaging probe for retinal disease

Imaging probe for retinal disease by Leigh MacMillan In retinal diseases including age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy, the growth of new blood vessels damages the retina and causes blindness. Inflammatory processes are thought to precede the blood vessel …

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Our Eyes Jitter And Scientists Aren’t Sure Why

“We’re not aware of it, but that’s how it is. We reconstruct a scene by moving our eyes around,” says Michele Rucci. Credit: Jack Tinney/Flickr Our Eyes Jitter And Scientists Aren’t Sure Why Human eyes jump and jitter all the …

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Human Brain Grown In A Lab Could Be Most Complete Yet

Human Brain Grown In A Lab Could Be Most Complete Yet by Caroline Reid Photo credit: Illustration of human brain. Jezper/Shutterstock. Scientists may have taken yet another step toward growing a fully-formed human brain in the lab. Even though it …

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Astigmatism

Astigmatism Astigmatism (uh-STIG-muh-tiz-um) is a common, mild and generally easily treatable imperfection in the curvature of your eye. The condition can cause blurred vision. Astigmatism occurs when the front surface of your eye (cornea) or the lens, inside your eye, …

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