- Let Us See The World Through Your Eyes
BIRMINGHAM, England, April 17 /PRNewswire/--- ATTN: Midlands Region Editors Are you currently hiding your creative flair under an easel? Well, now is your chance to let it be seen. Kodak Lens Vision Centres across the Midlands are teaming up with the Roya ...
Article - Anna Ohlden - Jul 4 2009 - 12:29pm
- Infant Diet Impacts Later Mental Illness
Remarkable new research into the way environmental factors affect the development of the brain has opened up the possibility that an infant’s future mental abilities and susceptibility to mental illness can be permanently altered by dietary changes in earl ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 22 2008 - 3:53pm
- 115 Years Old And No Alzheimer's? No Beta-Amyloid
A 115-year-old woman who had remained mentally alert throughout her life had no evidence of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study in the August issue of Neurobiology of Aging, questioning the assumption that Alzheimer's disease or other forms ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 9 2008 - 9:56am
- The Color Of The Sun, Part II
We learned from the prior blog that the Sun is much too bright for normal viewing with our sensitive eyes. A white “color” results when we observe objects that are both extremely bright and bright at all or most visible wavelengths. Please allow me to ela ...
Article - George Cooper - Jul 9 2008 - 8:53am
- DSM Nutritional Products: Fending Off Dementia: Beta-Carotene Shown To Improve Memory
KAISERAUGST, Switzerland, September 16 /PRNewswire/-- A new scientific study has shown that consuming Beta-carotene over a long period of time may help to preserve mental fitness by improving how the brain, and more importantly the memory, works. While it ...
Article - Anna Ohlden - Sep 16 2008 - 4:32am
- Ageing Populations Face Crisis Of Rising Blindness
LONDON, October 4 /PRNewswire/-- The world's populations are ageing rapidly, bringing greater risk of blindness and vision impairment to millions. Around the world, organisations of many kinds are joining forces to help protect the eyesight of older ...
Article - Anna Ohlden - Oct 4 2008 - 4:33pm
- 'Blindsight' May Be 20/20 Vision- Even In Patients Who Can't See
'Blindsight' is a phenomenon in which patients with damage in the primary visual cortex of the brain can tell where an object is although they claim they cannot see it. A research team led by Prof. Tadashi Isa and Dr. Masatoshi Yoshida of the Nat ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 14 2008 - 8:50pm
- The Evolution Of The Rectangular Eye
Eyes are the interface between the outside world and our brain's perceptions. Being the instrument of sight, and therefore a lot of our information, we rely on the functions of our eyes quite obsessively, and why wouldn't we? They make it pos ...
Article - Ashley Cox - Feb 2 2010 - 12:14pm
- Gene Therapy Restores Vision From Macular Degeneration (In Mice)
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have used gene therapy to restore useful vision to mice with degeneration of the light-sensing retinal rods and cones, a common cause of human blindness. Their report, appearing in the Oct. 14 Proceedings o ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 19 2008 - 12:17am
- Go Blue To Clear Those Office Blues!
Does your office lighting make you feel weary and dreary? The cure may be at hand! Recently, Professor Derk-Jan Dijk of the Surrey Sleep Centre has led a team testing out new bulbs with a colour temperature of 17,000 Kelvin and found that they increase ...
Article - Robert H Olley - Nov 4 2008 - 11:39am