Neuroscience

Dataset bridges human vision and machine learning

Neuroscientists and computer vision scientists say a new dataset of unprecedented size—comprising brain scans of four volunteers who each viewed 5,000 images—will help researchers better understand how the brain processes ...

Cancer

Innovative treatment restores sight in patient

Innovative treatment has improved the vision of a patient suffering from a rare cancer-related syndrome affecting the eye, new research in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology reports.

Neuroscience

How blindness shapes sound processing

Adults who lost their vision at an early age have more refined auditory cortex responses to simple sounds than sighted individuals, according to new neuroimaging research published in JNeurosci. The study is among the first ...

Medical research

Experimental drug delivers one-two punch to vision loss

In studies with lab-grown human cells and in mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have found that an experimental drug may be twice as good at fighting vision loss as previously thought.

Medical research

Researcher seeks early detection to forestall glaucoma's ravages

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the U.S. and worldwide. More than 3 million Americans suffer from the eye disease. If caught and treated early, its progression can be significantly slowed, but the disease often ...

Medical economics

Older patients with vision loss have higher hospital use, costs

(HealthDay)—Hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries with vision loss experience longer mean length of stay, higher readmission rates, and higher costs during hospitalization and postdischarge, according to a study published ...

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