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July 5, 2015

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July 5, 2015

Detecting Eye Diseases Using a Smartphone

July 4, 2015 — Researchers have developed software that detects eye diseases such as diabetic macular edema using a smartphone. The system is aimed at general physicians who could detect the condition and refer the ... read more

June 29, 2015 — The human retina contains some 100 million photoreceptor cells. When these are stimulated with light, they communicate that information to the brain and we perceive light. Researchers have now ... read more

RNASEH1 Mutations Impair mtDNA Replication, Cause Adult-Onset Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathy

June 26, 2015 — Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology offers an incredible opportunity for the rapid and relatively low-cost characterization of individual genomes, giving us a chance to make a substantial ... read more

First Genetic Mutation Associated With Aicardi Syndrome

June 19, 2015 — A genetic mutation responsible for a debilitating childhood neurological condition known as Aicardi syndrome has been identified by researchers. They identified mutations to a gene known as TEAD1, ... read more

Cataract Culprits: Genes Linked to Cataract Formation Identified

June 18, 2015 — When cataracts encroach on the eyes, the only effective remedy is to surgically replace the eyes' lenses with synthetic substitutes. But what if scientists found a way to delay or prevent ... read more

Ataxia Mouse Model: Eye Blink Conditioning for Early Diagnosis of Human Disease SCA6

June 17, 2015 — Scientists have established a mouse model for the human disease SCA6. SCA6 is characterized by movement deficits and caused by similar genetic alterations as Chorea Huntington. The mouse model will ... read more

Vitreomacular Adhesion Patients Report Improved Vision With Non-Surgical Treatment

June 17, 2015 — In two ancillary studies of two multi-center international clinical trials, the injectable drug ocriplasmin appears to improve vision among patients suffering from symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Studying mice, scientists have identified a neural circuit in the retina that carries signals enabling the eye to detect movement. The finding could help in efforts to build artificial retinas for ... read more

Unraveling the Link Between Brain, Lymphatic System

June 15, 2015 — A surprising finding that challenges current anatomy and histology textbook knowledge has been released by researchers: Lymphatic vessels are found in the central nervous system where they were not ... read more

Researchers Discover How the Discomfort from Dry Eye Disease Originates

June 12, 2015 — A study on the origin of the symptoms of dry eye disease has taken place, and explains the molecular mechanism leading to the discomfort that causes this disease. Dry eye is the most common eye ... read more

A Protein Provides Emergency Aid

June 11, 2015 — Small heat shock proteins ensure that other proteins do not clot, allowing the cell to survive stress. Defects in these 'small helpers' are associated with medical conditions like cataracts ... read more

June 10, 2015 — An analysis of breast milk concludes that levels of health-promoting compounds known as carotenoids differ by country, with the U.S. lagging behind China and Mexico, a reflection of regional dietary ... read more

Night Blindness: Finding Hope in the Dark

June 10, 2015 — A gene that could be responsible for some cases of human night blindness has been discovered by researchers. Leber's congenital amaurosis (LCA) is a group of hereditary retinal diseases that ... read more

'Alzheimer's Protein' Plays Role in Maintaining Eye Health, Muscle Strength

June 9, 2015 — Amyloid precursor protein (APP), a key protein implicated in the development Alzheimer's disease, may play an important role in eye and muscle health. In a new report, scientists say they have ... read more

Good Eyes but Poor Vision: An Indistinct World for One in 20

June 5, 2015 — Extremely poor vision can be caused by strabismus in early childhood or by a displaced optical axis. Amblyopia is caused not by organic damage to the eyes but by the brain incorrectly fitting ... read more

Eyes Sealed Shut: Seamless Closure of Surgical Incisions

June 2, 2015 — A researcher has spent much of his career honing his pioneering technique called 'laser welding,' which heats incisions in a precisely controlled manner for optimal wound closure. His ... read more

June 2, 2015 — Data glasses tend to be chunky, unstylish objects, so it's no wonder they haven't caught on among general consumers. Researchers have now developed a technology that allows the ... read more

Vestibulo-Ocular Dysfunction in Children and Adolescents With Sports-Related Concussion

June 2, 2015 — Researchers have investigated the frequency of vestibulo-ocular dysfunction in children and adolescents with sports-related concussion and found that its presence was predictive of a prolonged ... read more

Scientists Discover Protein That Plays Key Role in Streptococcal Infections

June 1, 2015 — The effort to identify new ways of fighting infections has taken a step forward now that scientists have identified a key protein involved in the host's response to strep infections, scientists ... read more

New Perspective on Phantom Eye Syndrome

June 1, 2015 — Approximately half of patients who have an eye removed because of a form of eye cancer experience `phantom eye syndrome,' new research concludes. Patients with the condition experience ... read more

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