This EU-wide research has been funded by a European Consortium FP7 grant to the tune of 2.6m Euro. Professor Paul McGraw and Dr Ben Webb in the Visible Neuroscience Group can look at the consequences and treatment of amblyopia in children. Other European institutions, like the University of Florence, the Max Planck Institute for Neuroscience and University College London, will examine the problem from the molecular level to its behavioural impact on animal models. It really is thought that outcomes from this study could be translated to additional circumstances where recovery is bound due to limited neural plasticity – including human brain tumours, stroke, degenerative diseases and trauma.The physical body needs time to adjust to high altitude. Physical conditioning does not have any bearing on this. For people who do not know the rate at which their bodies adapt to high altitude, the following preventive actions are recommended. If traveling by air to a ski area above 8,250 feet , incorporate a layover of 1-2 days at an intermediate altitude. Avoid physical exertion for the first 24 hours. Drink plenty of fluids, and avoid alcoholic beverages. Consume a high-carbohydrate diet. If mountain walking or climbing, ascend once past 8 gradually,000 feet above sea level Raise the sleeping altitude by only 1,000 feet per 24 hours. The mountaineer`s guideline is ‘climb high, rest low.’ Which means that on layover days, a climber can ascend to a higher elevation during the day and return to a lower sleeping elevation during the night.