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April 29, 2016

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April 29, 2016

Apr. 16, 2016 — A unique laser, which is a compact light source with wavelengths harmless to the human eye, has been created by a research ... read more

New Study Shows Children Benefited Most from Gene Therapy for LCA, a Rare Eye Disease

Apr. 15, 2016 — Scientists have completed a two-year Phase I clinical trial which showed that children showed the greatest benefit from gene therapy for treatment of Leber congenital amaurosis or severe early ... read more

Apr. 15, 2016 — Targeting survivin -- a protein that inhibits apoptosis or cell death -- enhances the effectiveness of chemotherapy in cells and mouse models of retinoblastoma (Rb), the most common malignant tumor ... read more

RERE Gene Mutations Result in Features Similar to 1p36 Deletion Syndrome

Apr. 14, 2016 — One in 5,000 babies is born missing a small amount of genetic material from the tip of chromosome 1, a region called 1p36. These children may also have delayed development, seizures, heart and kidney ... read more

Certain Types of Polyps May Warrant Keeping Closer Tabs on the Colon

Apr. 14, 2016 — Being on the lookout for certain features of polyps may help physicians keep a closer eye on patients at risk for colorectal ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — A complication associated with bone marrow transplantation, graft-versus-host-disease, occurs when a transplanted immune system attacks certain parts of a host's body, and may cause severe dry ... read more

Over-the-Counter Drug May Reverse Chronic Vision Damage Caused by Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 12, 2016 — A common antihistamine used to treat symptoms of allergies and the common cold, called clemastine fumarate, partially reversed damage to the visual system in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in a ... read more

Understanding Genes Linked to Autism-Relevant Behavior in High-Risk Siblings

Apr. 12, 2016 — Psychology researchers are searching for early markers of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), following a study predicting ASD symptoms from children's behavior in the first year of life. Infants ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — In an emerging field of research, a study reveals a mechanism in the regulation of lymphangiogenesis. Scientists identified a new target for drug treatment to prevent conditions caused by ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — A year on from the Ebola outbreaks in West Africa, and many Ebola survivors are now suffering symptoms of post-Ebola syndrome (PES), including vision complications, joint and muscle pain and ... read more

Study Provides New Understanding of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Apr. 12, 2016 — A research team provides a paradigm shift in the understanding of cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying diabetic peripheral neuropathy and wound healing in the treatment of corneal and skin ... read more

Angiogenesis Factor Found to Promote Three Age-Related Diseases of the Eye

Apr. 12, 2016 — Increased expression of the angiogenic factor VEGF-A promotes three common aging-related eye conditions - both versions of age-related macular degeneration and also cataracts - in an animal model, ... read more

Apr. 8, 2016 — Blue on, yellow off: using different-colored light, researchers are able to switch signalling pathways in the brain on and off. Depending on what kind of melanopsin the researchers used, signalling ... read more

Inflammatory Factors Cause Damage to Back of Eye Following Keratoprosthesis Implantation

Apr. 7, 2016 — Researchers have identified inflammatory factors that contribute to optic nerve damage following keratoprosthesis implantation in a mouse model, a new report ... read more

Researchers Publish Largest Chinese American Eye Study

Apr. 7, 2016 — Researchers have published the largest eye study among Chinese Americans, identifying more effective ways to prevent and treat blinding eye diseases for this racial ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Doctors 3D printed a 15-year-old's skull to prepare for surgery to remove a rare tumor lodged deep in his sinuses. The rare and aggressive tumor in this child's nose is known as juvenile ... read more

Severe Case of Ebola Virus Disease Described by Doctors

Apr. 4, 2016 — For more than a month in 2015, a multidisciplinary team of clinicians treated a critically ill patient who had contracted Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone. A new report by the medical caregivers ... read more

Researchers Identify Candidate Biomarker of Accelerated Onset Diabetic Retinopathy

Apr. 1, 2016 — Researchers describe, for the first time, an association between a defective myogenic response of blood vessels in the retina and early, accelerated development of retinopathy in patients with type 1 ... read more

Infants Born Prematurely May Show Less Interest in Others

Apr. 1, 2016 — Researchers found evidence that babies born prematurely are less interested in other people compared to infants born full-term, when tested at 6 and 12 months of age. The study adds further insight ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — Stem cell science has progressed so that researchers can now share recipes for making human retinas -- the part of the eye that is sensitive to light. Researchers now have another efficient way to ... read more

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