Renowned ophthalmologist, Dr. Arnall Patz passes away

Renowned ophthalmologist, Dr. Arnall Patz, has passed away at the age of 89. Dr. Patz’s groundbreaking research led to the discovery that high doses of oxygen administered to premature infants could cause a form of blindness now known as retinopathy of prematurity (R.O.P.).

The chicken’s superior ability to see color may aid scientists

Researchers have mapped five types of light receptors in a chicken’s eye. What researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis discovered is that the receptors were laid out in interwoven mosaics which afforded the chicken the ability to see several colors in any given part of the retina.

Is Organic Food Really No Better Than Conventional?

The UK’s Food Standards Agency review dismisses health benefits of eating organic food, but admits to a lack of research on which to base their findings.

The Importance of Inspired Musical Education

Are you concerned about the state of musical education in our country? If so, I must share with all of you a speech given last week by Wynton Marsalis. Marsalis, who has won a Pulitzer Prize in Music and several Grammy awards, delivered the Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy at The Kennedy […]