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Researchers identify visual system changes that may signal Parkinson's disease

August 21, 2017

Changes in the visual systems of newly diagnosed Parkinson's disease patients may provide important biomarkers for the early detection and monitoring of the disease, according to a new study published online in the journal...

Don't run biomedical science as a business

August 18, 2017

Science should abandon its assembly-line mentality and rebuild for quality, not quantity.

Inaugural SenSyT symposium celebrates cross-disciplinary sensory research

August 17, 2017

UCL’s unique Sensory Systems, Technologies and Therapies (SenSyT) programmes unite teaching and research from the Faculty of Brain Sciences to investigate auditory and visual systems and their disorders.

Eye microbiome trains immune cells to fend off pathogens

August 16, 2017

Bugs in your eyes may be a good thing. Resident microbes living on the eye are essential for immune responses that protect the eye from infection, new research shows.

President of troubled French funding agency resigns

August 14, 2017

Chief's departure after management complaints might not solve National Research Agency's woes.

Magnetic implants used to treat 'dancing eyes'

August 11, 2017

A research team has successfully used magnets implanted behind a person's eyes to treat nystagmus, a condition characterised by involuntary eye movements.

Cell engineering: How to hack the genome

August 09, 2017

After tackling the genomes of bacteria and yeast, synthetic biologists are setting their sights on rewriting those of more complex organisms, including humans.

Look for the leaders

August 08, 2017

Early-career scientists often think about leadership in a formal sense and at the highest levels — an appointed administrator at a university, an elected leader of a scientific union.

Competitive football players have superior vision, study suggests

August 07, 2017

The visual abilities of competitive football players are substantially better than those of healthy non-athletes, according to the first-ever comprehensive assessment of visual function in English Premier League players,...

Big names in statistics want to shake up much-maligned P value

August 04, 2017

Science is in the throes of a reproducibility crisis, and researchers, funders and publishers are increasingly worried that the scholarly literature is littered with unreliable results.

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