Scientists Crack Code That Would Allow Bionic Eyes to Send Signals to the Brain

August 16, 2012 by  
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Two researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have ‘cracked’ a mouse’s retina’s neural code and they believe that this information could be used to create a prosthetic device to restore sight to blind mice. The team have also done the same for a monkey retina — which is essentially identical to that of a human. In short, the researchers think that they can now design and create a bionic device that would allow the blind to see! Read the rest of Scientists Crack Code That Would Allow Bionic Eyes to Send Signals to the Brain Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bionic eyes , blind mice , blindness , neural code , prosthetic device , retina prosthetics , star trek , visor , weill cornell medical college

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Scientists Crack Code of How to Live Past 100: Vegetarianism, Religion, Good Genes

July 2, 2010 by  
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Image via Dezinerfolio A group of US scientists studying human longevity believe they’ve gathered some invaluable evidence in the quest to predict which people will live to be older than 100. Based on genetic ‘signposts’, the scientists have worked out a mathematical model that determines a person’s chance of living to be a centenarian. To gather the data, they looked at the biggest study yet done on centenarians, and found that there were common lifestyle choices and habits amongst those who lived longest: Vegetarianism, avoidance of alcohol, and a strong religion, to name a few

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