An activity tracker can be a valuable tool to motivate a person to lead a more active lifestyle if it’s used to measure progress over time. That’s the advice Dr. Kong Chen has for people who received a device over the holidays or bought one to follow through on a New Year’s resolution.
Another reason to worry about climate change: Expanding areas of arid land, air pollution and greater exposure to ultraviolet radiation all present potential health hazards to your eyes, according to Dr. Sheila West of the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University.
The central nervous system employs vast circuits to process information; circuits are built from long, wiry cells called neurons. Dr. Joshua Sanes visited NIH to talk about how neurons connect to form these circuits. His talk was the first NEI Audacious Goals Initiative Seminar.
More than 250 scientists, clinicians and engineers convened recently to discuss current developments and future research challenges in the area of point-of-care technologies—be it at a bedside in a remote village or on a battlefield.
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