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Optic Nerve Stimulation Device Could Provide Visual Aid for Blind People

Researchers at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have developed a new type of intraneural electrode to bypass the eyeball and send messages directly to the brain through the optic nerve. The technique could provide a visual aid for permanently blind people. Using retinal implants to treat blindness is a developing field. The concept… Read More »

Congo minister’s resignation over Ebola snub could unblock new vaccine

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Congo’s health minister resigned on Monday after being stripped of responsibility for managing the country’s Ebola outbreak, potentially paving the way for the introduction of a second vaccine to contain the spreading epidemic. FILE PHOTO: A Congolese health worker administers Ebola vaccine to a child at the Himbi… Read More »