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July 24, 2016

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July 24, 2016

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

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

June 29, 2016 — Vision loss due to glaucoma or optic nerve damage is generally considered irreversible. Now a new prospective, randomized, multi-center clinical trial demonstrates significant vision improvement in ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Engineers and neuroscientists have demonstrated for the first time that the cells in the retina carry out key processing tasks. This could pave the way for improving retinal implants and therefore ... read more

June 27, 2016 — A pain medicine that potently activates a receptor vital to a healthy retina appears to help preserve vision in a model of severe retinal degeneration, scientists ... read more

Nearly 10 Million Adults Found to Be Severely Nearsighted in the United States

June 21, 2016 — About 9.6 million U.S. adults are severely nearsighted, a new study shows. Researchers also found that 41,000 suffer a rare complication that can cause blindness, with the prevalence rate among women ... read more

New Brain Map Could Enable Novel Therapies for autism,Huntington's Disease

June 20, 2016 — Scientists have mapped an uncharted portion of the mouse brain to explain which circuit disruptions might occur in disorders such as Huntington's disease and autism. They looked at the ... read more

New Mechanism That Can Cause Eye Inflammation

June 20, 2016 — Research demonstrates a new way bacteria can cause dramatic morphological changes in human cells. Specifically, the researchers discovered that a common bacterial contaminant of contact lenses and ... read more

June 16, 2016 — People with diabetes often suffer from wounds that are slow to heal and can lead to ulcers, gangrene and amputation. New research from an international group shows that, in mouse models of diabetes, ... read more

Heart Drug Could Reduce Diabetes Related Blindness, Researchers Discover

June 14, 2016 — A drug, originally developed to treat cardiovascular disease, has the potential to reduce diabetes related blindness, researchers have discovered. According to recent WHO global estimates, 422 ... read more

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