Good news from the world of retinal research: they’re ready to start human trials to reverse age-related macular degeneration using adult stem cells. This article in Nature, the international weekly journal of science, details the work of Masayo Takahashi, a Japanese ophthalmologist at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology.
Children with visual impairment learn by having direct, hands-on experiences with objects and events, including those in their community. Children with typical vision can observe from a distance (for example, while seated in a shopping buggy) and learn a great range of concepts this way. Children who are blind or visually impaired, on the other hand, have to get "up close and personal" with these same objects and events in order to learn about them and understand what is happening.
Shahzad Zaidi is a devoted dad, and a smart one. When his son Ali Ghazi’s school assignment required him to memorize different shapes, he realized his son would need more than words: he wanted Ali to be able to “see” the shapes with his fingers.
Eric Weihenmayer is a lot of things, but timid is not one of them. He’s the only blind climber to summit Mt. Everest, he’s bagged the tallest peak on each of the seven continents, and now he’s on a 21-day kayaking adventure through the Grand Canyon.
He’s also the co-founder of No Barriers USA, an organization whose mission is to “unleash the potential of the human spirit.” They want everyone to live their best life, to the limits of their abilities, without holding themselves back. Just like Eric has done.
Father has LCA - if he has a child what are the chances that his child will have LCA - 50% ??? Are there any tests that can be done on either the father or the mother to know what the chances of their child having LCA.
But Marty has been bitten by the traveling bug once again and this time he wants to visit the UK!
Marty the SMART Brailler is ready to go on another trip and this time he wants to visit the UK! Families in the UK will have the chance to host the SMART Brailler in their homes and maybe even win one to keep!