Awkward glances show your brain can ‘read minds’

"This shows how the brain is specialized not to perceive others' eyes, but rather to perceive the mind behind the eyes."

Bill Hathaway-Yale • futurity
Aug. 21, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: brain attention eyes science-and-technology

Special glasses let people with color blindness see more hues

Special filters can help people with color blindness see more color. And those changes remain even after they take the glasses off.

Karen Finney-UC Davis • futurity
July 14, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: vision colors eyes featured health-and-medicine glasses

Eye scanner reveals your ‘biological age’

An eye scanner can detect biological aging, rather than your chronological age. It decodes the "record of how a person is aging at the molecular level."

Boston University • futurity
June 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: aging eyes featured health-and-medicine medical-tests imaging-technology

Are retina layers early warning for Alzheimer’s disease?

Research with mice shows a new imaging technique could help spot early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease by looking at the retina.

Ken Kingery-Duke • futurity
May 26, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease retina biomarkers eyes health-and-medicine

App snaps a pic of the eyelid to spot anemia

An app in development could help doctors diagnose anemia by using images of a patient's eyelid to get a count of their hemoglobin.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: blood apps hemoglobin eyes algorithms mobile-devices featured health-and-medicine anemia

Do contact lenses up your risk of COVID-19?

If we're not supposed to touch our face because of COVID-19, does that mean we should stop using contact lenses and switch to glasses? An expert weighs in.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
April 15, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 viruses eyes health-and-medicine

Tiny eye motions let you spot stuff at a distance

New research finds that eye movements, ones so small you're not even aware of them, play a large part in seeing at a distance, what's also called visual acuity.

Lindsey Valich-Rochester • futurity
Feb. 13, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: vision movement eyes featured science-and-technology

A new kind of hearing test looks at the eyes

Research with barn owls sparked the idea for a new type of hearing test: one that focuses on eye dilation.

Jim Barlow-Oregon • futurity
Jan. 9, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: hearing eyes health-and-medicine medical-tests sounds

Fetuses can detect light earlier than we thought

The developing eyes of a fetus can detect light far earlier than previously thought, according to new research.

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley • futurity
Nov. 26, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: pregnancy vision fetus eyes science-and-technology

Blood test could detect melanoma of the eye

A simple blood test could offer a way to monitor very early signs of melanoma of the eye, researchers say.

U. Queensland • futurity
Nov. 15, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: cancer vision biomarkers melanoma eyes health-and-medicine blood-tests

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