Tetris a promising new therapeutic approach for lazy eye disorder

‘Lazy eye disorder — A promising new therapeutic approach – Popular puzzle video game Tetris is used in an innovative approach to treat adult amblyopia, commonly known as “lazy eye”. By distributing information between the two eyes in a complementary fashion, the video game trains both eyes to work together, which is counter to previous treatments for the disorder (e.g. patching).

Gene defect can cause sever mental retardation as Angelman syndrome

Preclinical Work Shows How One Gene Causes Severe Mental Retardation. – Researchers at Duke University Medical Center and the University of North Carolina have discovered in mice how a single disrupted gene can cause a form of severe mental retardation known as Angelman syndrome.