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2012-08-02 15:32:26

Vision scientists have discovered a new avenue for the treatment of vision loss, one of complications of Parkinson´s disease. Gentle, non-invasive treatment with a soft infra-red light can potentially protect and heal the damage that occurs to the human retina in in Parkinson´s disease, says Professor Jonathan Stone from The Vision Centre and The University of Sydney. “Near infra-red light (NIR) treatment has long been known to promote the healing of wounds in soft...

2010-07-14 14:18:11

Scientists from The Vision Centre have reported remarkable progress in developing ways to restore sight to people suffering from age-related vision loss. Non-invasive treatments that enable damaged vision cells to repair themselves are likely to be a common treatment for ageing people within a few years, says Professor Jonathan Stone of The Vision Centre and University of Sydney. "We're at an exciting stage of the research where it is really starting to look possible to reverse vision loss,...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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