Tagged: blindness

Careful of that flying bottle top! - News

Jean Balchin Apr 03, 2018

I don’t know about you, but the soundtrack to my summer was characterised by the crash of waves upon the beach, the sizzle of sausages on the barbeque and the sweet “pop” of a Corona bottle. Unlike many people across New Zealand – my friends included – I did not receive a bottle top to the eyeball. Read More

Gene therapies are proving their worth, but with million dollar price tags, it’s not clear who should pay for them - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 28, 2018

Sterghios Moschos, Northumbria University, Newcastle If you were born with a rare form of blindness, there is now a treatment for you that may restore your eyesight. That’s because gene therapies became a clinical reality in 2017. Yet many people with rare diseases that could be treated in this way may never benefit from these therapies because they … Read More

Telling people apart: new test reveals wide variation in how well we recognise faces - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 19, 2016

By Gunter Loffler, Glasgow Caledonian University; Andrew J Logan, University of Bradford, and Gael Gordon, Glasgow Caledonian University It’s three o’clock and you are picking up your son from school. The bell rings. A class of six-year-olds charges out of the building. And you have absolutely no idea which child is your son. They … Read More