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Vision loss influences perception of sound

People with severe vision loss can less accurately judge the distance of nearby sounds, potentially putting them more at risk of injury, according to new research published in the journal Scientific Reports. Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University’s Vision and Eye Research Institute (VERI) tested participants with different levels of vision loss, presenting them with speech, […]

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1,106 West Point Graduates Told to Return for Trump Speech — and 16 Test Positive for COVID-19

At least 16 graduating cadets from West Point Military Academy have tested positive for the new coronavirus, COVID-19, after returning to campus for graduation ceremonies, USA Today reported. The infected cadets are not showing symptoms and are receiving treatment, West Point superintendent Army Lt. Gen. Darryl Williams told the outlet. West Point had originally closed […]

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Scientific breakthrough toward treatment of Fragile X syndrome

Scientists at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI), Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI), and Owerko Centre at UCalgary’s Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) have made a breakthrough discovery that could lead to treatment of Fragile X syndrome (FXS), the leading genetic cause of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The study, involving mouse models, shows promise of translating […]