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2014-04-03 13:16:35

African-Americans have lowest rate of color blindness among young males The first major study of color blindness in a multi-ethnic group of preschoolers has uncovered that Caucasian male children have the highest prevalence among four major ethnicities, with 1 in 20 testing color blind. Researchers also found that color blindness, or color vision deficiency, in boys is lowest in African-Americans, and confirmed that girls have a much lower prevalence of color blindness than boys. The study...

2014-04-03 12:29:37

African-Americans have lowest rate of color blindness among young males SAN FRANCISCO, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first major study of color blindness in a multi-ethnic group of preschoolers has uncovered that Caucasian male children have the highest prevalence among four major ethnicities, with 1 in 20 testing color blind. Researchers also found that color blindness, or color vision deficiency, in boys is lowest in African-Americans, and confirmed that girls have a much lower...

2013-08-13 23:18:35

Captain Mathew Rings, MC, USN has been named as the first recipient of the Aerospace Medical Association’s newest award for excellence, the Thomas J. and Margaret D. Tredici Award for his research on Konan ColorDx color vision testing and qualifications for US Navy and Marine Corps aviation. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 The Aerospace Medical Association (“AsMA”) has granted the first Thomas J. & Margaraet D. Tredici Award for the most significant contribution to aerospace...

Color Blindness Linked To Eye Cells Not Brain
2012-09-20 15:52:25

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the past few years, several advances have been made in the field of ocular health.  Much of the research in color vision deficiencies has been conducted in Australia by researchers at The Vision Centre and The University of Sydney. Only a few months back, a major leap forward was achieved in the area of cortical color blindness caused by a traumatic brain injury. That study, like most others, focused on searching the...

2012-05-04 23:02:57

The breakthrough genetic test designed to meet FAA and US Air Force requirements is set for release at the Aerospace Medical Association in May. Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) May 04, 2012 Genevolve Vision Diagnostics is launching its military grade genetic test for all major forms of congenital color blindness at the Aerospace Medical Association annual event May 13th-15th in Atlanta, Georgia. It is the first totally objective color vision test that can consistently separate colorblind...

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2011-05-17 10:48:21

Team from MBL, West Point uses new imaging technology to 'see' camouflaged marine animals in the eyes of their predators How could a colorblind animal know how to change its skin color to blend into its surroundings? And what will the animal's predator "see," looking at its prey before and after it hides? These provocative questions are addressed in article published today by a collaborative team from the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Mass., and the U.S. Military Academy...

2010-10-19 15:41:45

The colorful Australian film "ËœStrictly Ballroom' has been used in a breakthrough scientific experiment to locate the color processing centre in the human brain. The unconventional method helped researchers at The Vision Centre to find regions of the brain that respond particularly strongly to color. Their work could in future help in the treatment of patients who have become color blind due to brain injuries or a stroke. "In non-human primates there's a proposed "Ëœcolor...

2010-09-22 07:00:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- "Colorblindness" has emerged as central strategy for managing racial diversity in schools, business, politics, and the law, with the hope that deemphasizing racial differences will lead to equality, tolerance and inclusion. However, new research from the Kellogg School of Management shows that promoting colorblindness can lead people to turn a blind eye to even overt examples of racial discrimination and hamper the prospect for intervention. In a...

2010-04-21 14:47:00

PHILADELPHIA -- Veterinary ophthalmology researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have used gene therapy to restore retinal cone function and day vision in two canine models of congenital achromatopsia, also called rod monochromacy or total color blindness. Achromatopsia is a rare autosomal recessive disorder with an estimated prevalence in human beings of about 1 in 30,000 to 50,000. It primarily affects the function of the cone photoreceptors in the retina and serves as a...

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2009-09-17 06:35:00

Researchers from the University of Washington and the University of Florida have used gene therapy to cure two adult monkeys of color blindness, successfully restoring full color vision to the animals. Scientists had previously believed it was not possible to manipulate the adult brain in such a way, and that adding new sensory information, such as the visual receptors necessary for perfect color vision, could only be done during the earliest years of life, when the brain is at its most...


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