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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Up to 50 Percent of Women With Advanced-Stage Ovarian Cancer Could Be Cured With One Treatment Model, Expert Argues

Jan. 20, 2016 — Up to half of women with advanced-stage ovarian cancer might be cured, compared to the current 20 percent survival rate, argues a scientist, who calls for a new standard of treatment for women with ... read more

Jan. 18, 2016 — Researchers have discovered how to reverse the abnormal axonal development characteristic of CFEOM3, a congenital disease that affects the muscles that control eye movements. The work shows how ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — Research suggests the possibility of restoring at least some visual function in people blinded by optic nerve damage from glaucoma, estimated to affect more than 4 million Americans, or from ... read more

Higher Dietary Nitrate, Green Leafy Vegetable Intake Associated With Lower Risk of Glaucoma

Jan. 14, 2016 — Greater intake of dietary nitrate and green leafy vegetables was associated with a 20 percent to 30 percent lower risk of primary open-angle glaucoma, according to a ... read more

Nanoprobe Development Will Enable Scientists to Uncover More DNA Secrets

Jan. 14, 2016 — A 'nanoprobe' has been created by scientists, just a tenth of the size of a human hair, to help uncover more of the secrets of DNA. The research has led to the use of the nanoprobe to study ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — A large new study reveals previously unknown risk factors associated with an eye condition that causes serious progressive nearsightedness at a relatively young age. The findings, made through the ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — Three genes that contribute to the most common type of glaucoma have been discovered by researchers. The study increases the total number of such genes to ... read more

The 'Eyes' Have It: Astronaut Vision and Ophthalmologic Problems Explained

Jan. 11, 2016 — Just when you think you've seen it all, our eyes look to be victims of a low-gravity environments, too. According to new research two significant genetic differences in enzymes that direct the ... read more

What's in Store for Survivors of Childhood Cancers That Affect Vision?

Jan. 11, 2016 — Little is known about the long-term health of survivors of childhood cancers that affect vision, but two new studies provide valuable insights that could impact patient care and ... read more

Retinal Cells Work With Little Reserve Energy; May Explain Vulnerability to Eye Diseases

Jan. 8, 2016 — Our eyes are especially demanding when it comes to energy: along with our brain, they require a substantial amount of power to keep them functioning and healthy. Now a new study suggests that because ... read more

Gene Editing Technique Improves Vision in Rats With Inherited Blindness

Jan. 8, 2016 — A new technique that has the potential to treat inherited diseases by removing genetic defects has been shown for the first time to hinder retinal degeneration in rats with a type of inherited ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — Glaucoma patients may experience increased eye pressure as the result of performing several different head-down positions while practicing yoga, according to a new ... read more

'Dry Eye' Linked to Chronic Pain Syndromes

Jan. 6, 2016 — A link between 'dry eye' and chronic pain syndromes has been found by researchers, a finding that suggests that a new paradigm is needed for diagnosis and treatment to improve patient ... read more

Defect in Retinal Computation Linked to Congenital Nystagmus

Jan. 6, 2016 — A clearly defined neuron type has been identified, along with its circuit in the retina in the pathophysiology of idiopathic congenital nystagmus. In a mouse model of the disease, which shows similar ... read more

Myopia-Related Differences in Eye Structure May Help in Developing 'Customized' Intraocular Lenses

Dec. 28, 2015 — The presence of myopia, or nearsightedness, significantly affects the muscles used in focusing the lens of the eye -- a finding with important implications for the development of ... read more

Study Examines Intent of Glaucoma Patients to Use Marijuana for Treatment in City Where Legal

Dec. 23, 2015 — A survey of patients with glaucoma in Washington, DC, showed that the perception of the legality and acceptability of marijuana use was significantly associated with intentions to use marijuana for ... read more

Dec. 23, 2015 — The largest study of survivors of the largest recorded outbreak of Ebola virus disease found they commonly reported complications such as vision, hearing and joint pain problems up to months after ... read more

Dec. 22, 2015 — As we age, proteins in the lenses of our eyes start misbehaving: They unfold and congregate in clusters that block, scatter and distort light as it passes through the lens. A cloudy area, or ... read more

Toxic Secretions from Intracranial Tumor Damage the Inner Ear

Dec. 22, 2015 — In some cases of vestibular schwannoma, a sometimes-lethal tumor often associated with neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2), secretions from the tumor contain toxic molecules that damage the inner ear. The ... read more

High Drowsy Driving Crash Risk on Daytime Commute After Night Work

Dec. 21, 2015 — Those who commute home after working the night shift may be at high risk for drowsy driving crashes because of disruption to their sleep-wake cycles and insufficient sleep during the ... read more

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