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Poor vision: Do drivers always see what is happening on the road?

A recent tragic pile-up on a major highway near Montreal has spurred the Québec government into action —to find the best ways to improve roads and prevent such disasters from happening again.

7-year-old treated with FDA-approved gene therapy for Leber congenital amaurosis

When Zion Grant was 3 months old his mother Daisy Dodd noticed he wasn't tracking her with his eyes. Zion would fixate on a light in the room, but not on her face.

UK gene therapy company raises funding for retinal disease treatment

UK gene therapy company – Gyroscope Therapeutics Ltd – raises £50.4 million funding for retinal disease treatment

Researchers advance search for safer, easier way to deliver vision-saving gene therapy

In experiments with rats, pigs and monkeys, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have developed a way to deliver sight-saving gene therapy to the retina.

Study focuses on improving education for children with short-sightedness in rural China

Poor vision and a lack of quality education are intrinsically linked. In less developed and remote parts of the world where access to healthcare professionals is limited, children not wearing the glasses they need are at a higher risk of falling behind in their education due to poor vision.

A kinder research culture is possible

Wellcome is right to call out hyper-competitiveness in research and question the focus on excellence. But other funders must follow its move.

We are all complicit in harassment and abuse

To combat bad behaviour, researchers must collectively create ways to take responsibility.

AI to bring sharper focus to eye testing

QUT researchers have applied artificial intelligence (AI) deep learning techniques to develop a more accurate and detailed method for analyzing images of the back of the eye to help clinicians better detect and track eye diseases, such as glaucoma and aged-related macular degeneration.

European Research and Innovation Days

Europe needs an ambitious Horizon Europe programme

Two-thirds of researchers report ‘pressure to cite’

Readers say they have been asked to reference seemingly superfluous studies after peer review.

Quiz: how green is your lab?

Is your lab full of sustainability champions or single-use scientists? Use nature quiz to find out.

‘More women are being nominated’: Nobel academy head discusses diversity

Ahead of this year’s award announcements, Göran Hansson speaks about measures to address the imbalance in gender and ethnicity among winners.

Flies’ colour preferences depend on the time of day

Behavioural and genetic experiments have revealed that fruit flies prefer green light over other colours in the morning and evening, and always avoid blue. These colour preferences rely on different mechanisms.

Seven steps to make travel to scientific conferences more sustainable

Researchers should learn to travel better to mitigate their climate impacts. Institutions can help by facilitating and rewarding sustainable travel behaviour, rather than fuelling the pressure to attend conferences.

Why you should join a journal’s editorial board

If you’re an early-career researcher, you might not hear much from mentors about the prospect of joining a scientific editorial board for an academic journal or a volume of peer-reviewed research papers.