Sunday, 10 February 2013

Synapse science news #13

Hi-tech specs - Hi-tech spectacles could help cure blindness - no more problems with telling green and red apart! This new invention, by an american research institute, could allow colour blind people to see the full spectrum of colour. Read more.

Alzheimer's figures might triple by 2050 - A new study based on increasing ageing population predicts that the number of people with Alzheimer's disease will triple. More information.

Elephants on the brink - 11,000 elephants have been killed in the last 8 years. In Gabon since 2004 thousands of elephants have been killed for their ivory in a situation called "out of control."  Find out more.

Magnetic salmon - Sockeye salmon use a magnetic field to get home. A new study in Current Biology states they use the memory of the magnetic field when they first entered the sea to find their way home. Read more

Mary Melville