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Embryonic Stem Cells Restore Vision In Preliminary Human Test

Isabella Beukes, of Santa Rosa, Calif., has been legally blind for more than 40 years. An experimental treatment derived from embryonic stem cells seems to have enabled her now to see not just color but also some shapes.

These X's Are The Same Shade, So What Does That Say About Color?

These X's Are The Same Shade, So What Does That Say About Color?

These X's Are The Same Shade, So What Does That Say About Color? : Shots - Health News : NPR

These X's Are The Same Shade, So What Does That Say About Color?

These slides are part of a common screening test for colorblindness. Viewers with normal vision and those with color vision deficiencies usually see the number 12 in this one.

Chemist Turns Software Developer After Son's Cancer Diagnosis

Chemist Turns Software Developer After Son's Cancer Diagnosis by JOE PALCA, May 06, 2014 | NPR -- Needs parents of children with retinoblastoma to donate baby pictures so he can test his software for finding the white eye glow characteristic of the cancer

NPR: TED Radio Hour Podcast - Unstoppable Learning. Learning is an integral part of human nature. But why do we — as adults — assume learning must be taught, tested and reinforced? Why do we put so much effort in making kids think and act like us? In this hour, TED speakers explore the different ways babies and children learn on their own — from the womb, to the playground, to the web. Education researcher Sugata Mitra explains how he brought self-supervised access to the web ...

Vision Problems Increase The Risk Of Early Death In Older People

Seeing better can mean living longer because it helps people remain independent. Vision Problems Increase The Risk Of Early Death In Older People by NANCY SHUTE, August 21, 2014, NPR

Trouble Swallowing Pills? Try The 'Pop Bottle' Or The 'Lean Forward'

One-third of people have trouble downing pills, and many skip taking medications as a result. A researcher in Germany says that two techniques help. Really? We tested them ourselves to find out.