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  • Highly sensitive sensors show promise in enhancing human touch
    on February 18, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    People rely on a highly tuned sense of touch to manipulate objects, but injuries to the skin and the simple act of wearing gloves can impair this ability. Scientists report the development of a new tactile-enhancement system based on a highly sensitive sensor. The sensor has remarkable sensitivity, allowing the wearer to detect the light brush of a feather. This crack-based sensor was inspired by a spider’s slit organ.

  • Device mimics brain cells used for human vision
    on February 14, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    In a study featured as the cover article appearing today in the journal Science Advances, a UCF research team showed that by combining two promising nanomaterials into a new superstructure, they could create a nanoscale device that mimics the neural pathways of brain cells used for human vision.

  • New treatment discovered for rare eye disease may prevent blindness
    on February 10, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Patients with thyroid eye disease who used the minimally invasive insulin-like growth factor I blocking antibody, teprotumumab, experienced improvement in their symptoms, appearance and quality of life, according to a new study.

  • Microscopic eye movements vital for 20/20 vision
    on February 7, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    Visual acuity — the ability to discern letters, numbers, and objects from a distance — is essential for tasks including recognizing a friend across a room and driving. Researchers previously assumed visual acuity was primarily determined by the eye’s optics and the retina’s anatomy. Researchers now show that small eye movements humans aren’t even aware of making also play a large role in visual acuity. The research may lead to improved treatments for vision impairments.

  • New gene therapy method improves vision in mice with congenital blindness
    on February 7, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Mice born blind have shown significant improvement in vision after undergoing a new gene therapy.

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