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Color blindness cured in monkeys

( -- Researchers from the University of Washington and the University of Florida used gene therapy to cure two squirrel monkeys of color blindness — the most common genetic disorder in people.

dateSep 16, 2009 in Medical research
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Virtual maps for the blind

The blind and visually impaired often rely on others to provide cues and information on navigating through their environments. The problem with this method is that it doesn't give them the tools to venture out on their own, ...

dateSep 10, 2009 in Software
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Portuguese award goes to Helen Keller nonprofit

(AP) -- The Helen Keller International nonprofit organization has won a $1.4 million prize from a Portuguese foundation for its work in preventing blindness in the developing world, the foundation said Friday.

dateSep 05, 2009 in Other
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Delays in UK child brain tumor diagnosis

Significant numbers of children in the UK are suffering from preventable levels of disability, particularly blindness, and premature death because of poor diagnosis of brain tumours.

dateAug 07, 2009 in Cancer
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Developing gene therapy to fight blindness

An international team of scientists and clinicians from the United States and Saudi Arabia are working to develop gene therapy for treating a rare, hereditary retinal disease. The therapy has been shown to restore lost vision ...

dateJul 29, 2009 in Genetics
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