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Weizmann Institute Scientists Block Loss Of Eyesight In Animals With A Glaucoma-Like Disease

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March 8, 2001
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Weizmann Institute scientists have succeeded in stopping the progressive loss of eyesight in animals with a glaucoma-like disease. Their innovative study, reported in the March 6, 2001 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A., suggests that Copaxone, a drug developed at the Weizmann Institute of Science to treat multiple sclerosis, may also stop, or at least slow down, the loss of eyesight in people with chronic glaucoma.

Weizmann Institute scientists have succeeded in stopping the progressive loss of eyesight in animals with a glaucoma-like disease. Their innovative study, reported in the March 6, 2001 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A., suggests that Copaxone, a drug developed at the Weizmann Institute of Science to treat multiple sclerosis, may also stop, or at least slow down, the loss of eyesight in people with chronic glaucoma.


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Weizmann Institute. (2001, March 8). Weizmann Institute Scientists Block Loss Of Eyesight In Animals With A Glaucoma-Like Disease. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/03/010307071149.htm
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