First guide dog to help blind people in China’s Xi’an being trained

Gb Times 28th August 2018 First guide dog to help blind people in China’s Xi’an being trained The first guide dog in the city of Xi’an, the capital of China’s northwest Shaanxi Province, will begin active service in October. Over the past few months, the two-year-old guide dog has regularly appeared on the city’s subway… Continue Reading First guide dog to help blind people in China’s Xi’an being trained

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Campaign Aims to Give Disabled People Dignity, Independence

Women of China 20th August 2018 Campaign Aims to Give Disabled People Dignity, Independence Editor: Wang Yue Ruan Guanqing called out instructions to her husband, who is blind and has a prosthetic leg, as he pushed her wheelchair out of their modest house via a gentle ramp so she could enjoy some fresh air. The elderly,… Continue Reading Campaign Aims to Give Disabled People Dignity, Independence

Campaign Aims to Give Disabled People Dignity, Independence

Women of China 20th August 2018 Campaign Aims to Give Disabled People Dignity, Independence Editor: Wang Yue Ruan Guanqing called out instructions to her husband, who is blind and has a prosthetic leg, as he pushed her wheelchair out of their modest house via a gentle ramp so she could enjoy some fresh air. The elderly,… Continue Reading Campaign Aims to Give Disabled People Dignity, Independence

Over 96% of Government Websites Hide Disabled Men and Women on Their Site

Over 96% of Government Websites Hide Disabled Men and Women on Their Site TLDR: Disabled people are almost non-existent on government and stock-photos websites, and when they are represented, they are not represented as whole individuals, but are only showed for their disability. We trawled the internet and looked at more than 500 government websites from… Continue Reading Over 96% of Government Websites Hide Disabled Men and Women on Their Site

AI algorithm that detects over 50 diseases from an eye scan, beating human doctors, tested by Google’s DeepMind

South China Morning Post 21st August 2018 AI algorithm that detects over 50 diseases from an eye scan, beating human doctors, tested by Google’s DeepMind Technology for scanning eyes is so advanced it has outstripped the ability of doctors to interpret the images it produces – meaning more patients than necessary are being referred to… Continue Reading AI algorithm that detects over 50 diseases from an eye scan, beating human doctors, tested by Google’s DeepMind

Congenital blindness reversed in mice: New technique generates rod photoreceptors that integrate into the retina and brain

Science Daily 17th August 2018 Congenital blindness reversed in mice: New technique generates rod photoreceptors that integrate into the retina and brain Researchers funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) have reversed congenital blindness in mice by changing supportive cells in the retina called Müller glia into rod photoreceptors. The findings advance efforts toward regenerative… Continue Reading Congenital blindness reversed in mice: New technique generates rod photoreceptors that integrate into the retina and brain

Stat: 83 Million Disabled People Believed to Be Living in China

The Beijinger 11th August 2018 Stat: 83 Million Disabled People Believed to Be Living in China By Laura Zheng There are believed to be at least 83 million disabled individuals in China as described in the 2006 National Sample Survey on Disability, only one of two to have ever been conducted in the country (the… Continue Reading Stat: 83 Million Disabled People Believed to Be Living in China

Artificial intelligence tool ‘as good as experts’ at detecting eye problems

The Guardian 13th August 2018 Artificial intelligence tool ‘as good as experts’ at detecting eye problems Machine-learning system can identify more than 50 different eye diseases and could speed up diagnosis and treatment by Samuel Gibbs A new machine-learning system is as good as the best human experts at detecting eye problems and referring patients… Continue Reading Artificial intelligence tool ‘as good as experts’ at detecting eye problems

Study suggests glaucoma may be an autoimmune disease

MIT News 10th August 2018 Study suggests glaucoma may be an autoimmune disease Unexpected findings show that the body’s own immune system destroys retinal cells. Anne Trafton | MIT News Office Glaucoma, a disease that afflicts nearly 70 million people worldwide, is something of a mystery despite its prevalence. Little is known about the origins… Continue Reading Study suggests glaucoma may be an autoimmune disease

Education reform can solve myopia problem

China Today, USA 10th August 2018 Education reform can solve myopia problem Editor’s note: The Ministry of Education and the National Health Commission have been soliciting public opinions till Aug 21 on a draft guideline to curb nearsightedness among schoolchildren. Two experts share their views with China Daily’s Zhang Zhouxiang on how to resolve China’s… Continue Reading Education reform can solve myopia problem