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July 28, 2016

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July 28, 2016

Flow Diversion Improves Vision Among Patients With Paraclinoid Aneurysms

July 26, 2016 — Aneurysms of the paraclinoid region of the internal carotid artery (ICA) and the interventions used to treat them often result in visual impairment. Researchers, however, found that flow diversion ... read more

Researchers Unveil New Data, Diagnostic Tool at the World's Largest Alzheimer's Forum

July 26, 2016 — A new diagnostic tool that can identify Alzheimer's disease long before the onset of symptoms has been presented by researchers. They add that the tool also highlights the increasing prevalence ... read more

First Widely Protective Vaccine Against Chlamydia

July 19, 2016 — The first steps towards developing a vaccine against an insidious sexual transmitted infection (STI) have been ... read more

The Architecture of Audition: Study Shows Auditory Cortex of Hearing, Deaf People Are Nearly Identical

July 17, 2016 — The neural architecture in the auditory cortex -- the part of the brain that processes sound -- of profoundly deaf and hearing people is virtually identical, a new study has found. The study raises a ... read more

Battling Toxoplasmosis: International Team Describes Step-by-Step Progress

July 15, 2016 — Researchers from 14 leading institutions in the United States, United Kingdom and France suggest novel approaches that could hasten the development of better medications for people suffering from ... read more

July 15, 2016 — The human body is controlled by electrical impulses in the brain, the heart and nervous system. These electrical signals create tiny magnetic fields, which doctors could use to diagnose various ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Indiana University researchers have created a virtual tissue model of diabetes in the eye that shows precisely how a small protein that can both damage or grow blood vessels in the eye causes vision ... read more

Food Nudging Can Help Us to Eat in a Healthier Way

July 13, 2016 — What we eat in the canteen and buy in the supermarket for dinner depends on the order in which the dishes are presented, and how easy it is to get to the products. This is the conclusion of a ... read more

July 13, 2016 — A new, minimally invasive procedure appears to be effective for many patients with the common eye disease Fuchs endothelial dystrophy, without the potential side effects and cost of the current ... read more

New Eye Test Could Detect Glaucoma Years Earlier

July 12, 2016 — Scientists have developed a testing protocol that identifies the blinding eye disease glaucoma four years earlier than current ... read more

July 11, 2016 — Parts of the inner ear that process sounds such as speech and music seem to work differently than other parts of the inner ear, researchers have ... read more

Vision-Threatening Stages of Diabetic Retinopathy Associated With Higher Risk of Depression

July 7, 2016 — Researchers examined the association between severity of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema with symptoms of depression and anxiety in adults with ... read more

Boosting Potency of Broccoli-Related Compound for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

July 6, 2016 — Researchers boosted the potency of a broccoli-related compound by 10 times and identified it as a possible treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss ... read more

Radiocarbon Dating Suggests Joint Cartilage Can't Renew

July 6, 2016 — Using radiocarbon dating as a forensic tool, researchers have found that human cartilage rarely renews in adulthood, suggesting that joint diseases may be harder to treat than previously ... read more

Not Blowing Smoke: Research Finds Medical Marijuana Lowers Prescription Drug Use

July 6, 2016 — Medical marijuana is having a positive impact on the bottom line of Medicare's prescription drug benefit program in states that have legalized its use for medicinal purposes, according to new ... read more

New Research to Prevent Blindness

July 4, 2016 — A researcher has been awarded a new award that enables the scientist to expand the field of stem cell-based tissue engineering applications in the ... read more

Routine Eye Exams Lead to High Rate of Change in Vision Status or Care

July 1, 2016 — Do you really need to get your eyes checked -- even if you haven't noticed any vision problems or eye-related symptoms? More than half of routine eye examinations in asymptomatic patients lead ... read more

Risk of Blindness from Spine Surgery Down Significantly

June 30, 2016 — The risk of blindness caused by spinal fusion, one of the most common surgeries performed in the U.S., has dropped almost three-fold since the late 1990s, according to the largest study of the topic ... read more

June 30, 2016 — Researchers have shed light on how we perceive and recognize specific visual ... read more

June 30, 2016 — Scientists have developed a 2D culture system which mimics the development of the whole eye by promoting cell-autonomous differentiation of human iPS ... read more

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