Student creates first synthetic retina for the visually impaired

A synthetic, soft tissue retina developed by a 24-year-old student could offer fresh hope to visually impaired people. Until now, all artificial retinal research has used only rigid, hard materials. The new research, conducted by Vanessa Restrepo-Schild, a researcher at Oxford University, is the first to successfully use biological, synthetic tissues, developed in a laboratory…

A major event to celebrate Montreal’s role in advancing human rights

Concordia University’s Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS), Amnesty International Canada, the United Committee of Armenian Organizations of Quebec and the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, are joining forces to organize Rights City/Montréal, ville des droits humains, a major event on May 26 and 27 to celebrate Montreal’s role in advancing…