MIT alum Nicholas J.M. Patrick (S.M. 1990, Ph.D. 1996, mechanical engineering) and his six astronaut colleagues were launched aboard Discovery on a mission to the International Space Station on Dec. 9. While at MIT, Patrick was a research assistant in the Human-Machine Systems Lab in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Â He was selected as a NASA astronaut in 1998. Â Discovery also carried key elements of MIT's SPHERES experiment developed by the Space Systems Lab in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Photo / John Tylko
By temporarily suspending retinal activity in the non-amblyopic eye of animal models, neuroscientists restrengthen the visual response in the "lazy" eye, even at ages after the critical period when patch therapy fails.