Archive: 06/27/2008

Seeing Straight

Evidence from laboratory studies and a pilot clinical trial confirms the promise of a simple treatment for amblyopia, or “lazy eye,” according to researchers from the United States and China.

Jun 27, 2008 4.7 / 5 (6) 1

Chasing rainbows

Engineers working in optical communications bear more than a passing resemblance to dreamers chasing rainbows. They may not wish literally to capture all the colors of the spectrum, but they do seek to control the rate at ...

Jun 27, 2008 4.2 / 5 (13) 0

Prebiotic potential of almonds

Almonds, as well as being high in vitamin E and other minerals, are also thought to have other health benefits, such as reducing cholesterol. Recently published work by the Institute of Food Research has ...

Jun 27, 2008 4 / 5 (7) 0

Ancient oak trees help reduce global warming

The battle to reduce carbon emissions is at the heart of many eco-friendly efforts, and researchers from the University of Missouri have discovered that nature has been lending a hand. Researchers at the Missouri Tree Ring ...

Jun 27, 2008 2.8 / 5 (30) 3