Africa Israel Residences, part of the Africa Israel Investments Group led by international businessman Lev Leviev, will present 7 leading projects on the The Israel Real Estate Exhibition in New York on Sep 14-15, 2014.
Technion University researchers have announced they are developing a new process that might be able to restore vision to the blind by using a special projector that works around the damaged retina.
In an article in Nature Communications this week, the researchers explained they have developed a light-sensitive protein that is injected into the eyes of the cell and that images are then placed back on a special projector, based on a new science called Optogenetics.
The research team, headed by Prof. Shai Shoham, emphasized that there still is a long way to go before the process can b e perfected and marketed, but added it is a first step towards restoring sight for eyes damaged by some diseases.
Artificial stimulation of surviving nerve cells offers a potential strategy for overcoming situations when photoreception is disrupted, as in outer-retinal degenerative diseases,” according to the team.
“We provide the first demonstration of holographic photo-stimulation strategies for bionic vision restoration,” they wrote.
Prof. Shoham explained that the protein allows the absorption of sight into the cells in the eye and is inserted into the cells to make them sensitive to light.
Technically, the blind cannot see with their eyes but can view images through a projector, just like a computer can be made to function even though a mouse or keyboard is inoperative.
About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.
Comments are closed.
UK Muslims are calling on ISIS to release British aid volunteer Alan Henning, whose life is now threatened by the group.
Border Police officers blocked an axe-toting Arab man from carrying out a terror attack near Jerusalem.
A Code Red incoming rocket alert was sounded for Gaza Belt and Ashkelon Coastal communities.
A massive sting operation hauled in 15 suspects and foiled a plot by ISIS to hold a public beheading in Australia.
A 3-hour strike at Ben Gurion International Airport at check-in counters has delayed thousands.
Man running for US senate with campaign slogan, ‘With Jews We Lose.’
Have you seen Menachem Bodner’s twin brother Jeno, or Jolli Gottesman? He’s out there.
Iran scorns as “ridiculous” a US-led anti-ISIS coalition without boots on the ground.
A prison inmate on death row in Connecticut is demanding kosher food, though he’s not really Jewish.
Hamas claimed one of the bank’s clients owed them taxes…
Reports from Lebanon say that Israeli Air Force planes flew over the Marjayoun area in Lebanon, launching flares.
Despite previous claims, Hamas now denies they arrested any rocket crews. So, who do we believe?
Western Wall’s employees, remove thousands of handwritten notes placed between the ancient stones of the Kotel, the Western Wall, Judaism’s second holiest site, in the Old City of Jerusalem. The operation is carried out twice each year: before the Passover festival in the spring and at the Jewish New Year in the fall. The prayer […]
A memorial event with a special photo exhibition honoring the late Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon took place on Monday.
Mainstream media report “all the news to print that fits” the anti-Israeli agenda.
Arsonists set fire to a Brussels synagogue on Tuesday, that was previously firebombed in 2010, but Jewish officials are not ready to declare the incident as anti-Semitic. The wife and two children of the synagogue’s caretaker, who was not present at the time of the arson, suffered slight smoke inhalation after the fire broke out […]
The higher rate is good news for Israelis with dollar accounts and for U.S. tourists.
“Jewish teams’ are more proud to win than proud to be Jewish.
Oskar Groening’s defense is that he only was cog in the Nazi death machine.
The US warns people to buy gas masks if visiting, Israel warns of world-wide anti-Semitism.
Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/sight-unto-the-nations-technion-works-to-let-the-blind-see/2013/02/28/
Scan this QR code to visit this page online: