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November 27, 2015

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November 27, 2015

Parkinson Drug May Prevent, Delay AMD

Nov. 13, 2015 — A significant discovery has been made that might lead to the delay or prevention of the most common cause of blindness in the elderly: age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Patients who take the ... read more

Protein's Work in Eye Lens Suggests a Way to Tame Cancer

Nov. 12, 2015 — How does a protein called connexin put the clamps on cancer? Researchers have now reported an explanation. In the future, cancer therapies could potentially be based on connexin molecules, the study ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — Scientists have shown that a new way to deliver replacement genes may be effective at slowing the development of childhood Batten disease, a rare and fatal neurological disorder. The key may be to ... read more

Nov. 6, 2015 — Researchers evaluate a decade's worth of post-fight medical examinations to shed new light on injury risks of combative sports. The research offers a first-of-its-kind glimpse into the dangers ... read more

Nov. 4, 2015 — Drawing inspiration from an insect's multi-faceted eye, University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have created miniature lenses with vast range of vision. Their new approach created the ... read more

Scientists Find Potential Target for Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Nov. 3, 2015 — Scientists have good news for patients who suffer from currently untreatable dry age-related macular degeneration (dry AMD). In a new study, researchers identified a potential target for future ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — Eye drops have been used to deliver the gene for a growth factor called granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) in a mouse model of brain ischemia. The treatment led to a significant reduction ... read more

'Water on the Knee' Could Be Early Sign of Lyme Disease

Nov. 1, 2015 — Spontaneous knee effusion, also known as 'water on the knee,' can be a primary symptom of Lyme disease, even when patients do not exhibit a 'bull's eye' rash, another common ... read more

Driving With Glaucoma? Some Patients Increase Scanning to Adapt for Impaired Vision

Oct. 27, 2015 — Some people with glaucoma-related binocular (both eyes) vision loss can pass a standard driving test by adopting increased visual scanning behavior, reports a new ... read more

Oxytocin Has Social, Emotional and Behavioral Benefits in Young Kids With Autism

Oct. 27, 2015 — A five week treatment with the synthetic hormone oxytocin significantly improved social, emotional and behavioral issues among young children with autism, according to new ... read more

Oct. 27, 2015 — Intrinsic neural connections -- called crossmodal mappings -- can be used by assistive devices to help the blind detect their environment without requiring intense concentration or hundreds of hours ... read more

Humans Aren't Always Cut out to Be Creatures of the Night

Oct. 26, 2015 — Nighttime hunters like cats and owls, benefit from their big round eyes that let in plenty of light, but humans have more limited abilities to see in the dark. A new article suggests that poor night ... read more

Succesful eHealth Depends on Focus on User and Context, Says Expert

Oct. 26, 2015 — Human-centered design can greatly stimulate the improvement of safe patient care through technology, concludes one expert. She researched the ways in which eHealth solutions can contribute to ... read more

Iinjuries from Nonpowder Guns Severe Among Children

Oct. 23, 2015 — Researchers have shown that nonpowder firearms such as airsoft, BB, and paintball guns should not be viewed as toys, but rather powerful weapons causing increasingly severe and sometimes ... read more

Common Shoulder Dislocation Can Heal Just as Well Without Surgery

Oct. 22, 2015 — Acromio-clavicular joint dislocation is one of the most common shoulder injuries orthopedic surgeons treat. Severe dislocations are often treated with surgery, but patients who opt for non-surgical ... read more

For Latinos, African Ancestry Adds to Risk of Glaucoma

Oct. 21, 2015 — Latinos with African ancestry are at a higher risk for high pressure within the eye, a condition that if untreated can damage the optic nerve and impair vision, according to a ... read more

Researchers Measure Gait to Reduce Falls from Glaucoma

Oct. 21, 2015 — Researchers have developed a way to carefully analyze a person's gait with sensors, an innovation that could lead to reduced falls and injuries in people with glaucoma, the second leading cause ... read more

Oct. 20, 2015 — Researchers have successfully prevented the development of Parkinson's disease in a mouse using new techniques to deliver drugs across the naturally impenetrable blood-brain barrier. Their ... read more

Looking at Retinal Cells May Provide New Approach to Assessing Anesthetic Neurotoxicity in Children

Oct. 17, 2015 — Could looking at the eyes provide a new way of studying how anesthesia affects the developing brain? The retinas of immature mice exposed to one widely used general anesthetic show evidence of ... read more

Oct. 16, 2015 — A researcher is developing a new eye lens, made from the same material found in smartphone and TV screens, which could restore long-sightedness in older ... read more

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