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New implant makes blind mice see, gives hope to blind

August 14th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) A radical new implant has restored vision to blind mice, offering hope to millions of sightless humans.The mice's vision was good enough to distinguish a baby's ... Read more...

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Scientists say that blindness can be simply cured by an injection in the eye

July 26th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have recently discovered that there is a possibility for curing blindness. US scientists have discovered a chemical that can be injected in the eyes that ... Read more...

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Algae genes could restore sight in blind

April 14th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) Blind people may regain their sight thanks to a light sensitive gene taken from algae.Chemists believe they may be able to replace damaged cells in the ... Read more...

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New prosthetic device offers to hope to the visually impaired

November 19th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): Scientists have offered new hope to millions of people who have lost their sight through retinal degeneration.A prosthetic device capable of deciphering the code that allows the brain ... Read more...

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New hope for restoring vision in the blind

September 22nd, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 22 (ANI): Scientists have successfully translated retinal cone cells, vital for colour vision, into blind mice.Four years ago, the same research team transplanted rod cells, used in night vision.The ... Read more...

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Potential cure for vision diseases that lead to terminal blindness found

August 5th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 05 (ANI): Scientists have found a possible cure for degenerative vision diseases leading to terminal blindness.The solution to cure blindness, however, may be rooted in an unconventional therapeutic approach.Scientists at ... Read more...

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‘Sleep control’ receptors help blind mice see

July 24th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): When blind mice are made to run, they can identify objects using receptors in the eye, also called 'sleep control' cells, that were previously thought to have no ... Read more...

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Special retinal cells allow blind mice to ’see’

July 15th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Mice can see light as well as patterns and images without rod and cone cells, thanks to special photosensitive cells in their retinas, new research reveals.For long it ... Read more...

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Blind mice see the light after algae protein treatment

April 28th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by admin
London, April 28 (ANI): Swiss researchers have successfully treated blind mice to sense light by inserting a protein derived from algae into their eyes.Botond Roska of the Friedrich Miescher Institute ... Read more...

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There’s no such thing as a ’sweet tooth’, claim researchers

March 27th, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mart 27 (ANI): Your fondness for ice-creams, cakes and chocolates may have nothing to do with taste buds, say researchers who claim that the human brain 'senses' foods that are ... Read more...

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Our brain has a sixth sense for calories

March 27th, 2008 - 11:38 am ICT by admin
New York, March 27 (IANS) The brain has a way of sensing calories in food, independent of the taste mechanism, according to a new study. The discovery that the brain's reward system ... Read more...

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