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October 21, 2016

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October 21, 2016

Visual Cortex Plays Role in Plasticity of Eye Movement Reflex

Oct. 12, 2016 — The visual cortex – a region of the brain known to process sensory information – plays a key role in promoting the plasticity of innate, spontaneous eye movements, according to a ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — Prox1 gene has long been known to play an important role in fetal development. Researchers have now discovered that Prox1 is essential also for skeletal muscle stem cell differentiation. Skeletal ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — Children with ASD often have trouble understanding non­verbal behavior in social interactions and struggle to communicate. Many avoid eye contact and miss visual cues, making it difficult to ... read more

New Study Finds 'Amplifier' Helps Make Connections in the Fetal Brain

Oct. 11, 2016 — Early neural connections are sparse, weak, and unreliable. Now researchers have discovered that fetal brains use a special amplifier in order to transmit ... read more

Cortisol-Free Rheumatoid Arthritis Medication Also Works for Rare Eye Disease

Oct. 10, 2016 — A well-known rheumatoid arthritis medication containing the active agent adalimumab, a therapeutic human monoclonal antibody, is also effective for treating non-infectious uveitis, a rare eye ... read more

Brain Diseases Manifest in the Retina of the Eye

Oct. 3, 2016 — Diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) may manifest as pathological changes in the retina of the eye. Research now shows that retinal changes may be detected earlier than brain changes. ... read more

Brain Diseases Manifest in the Retina of the Eye

Oct. 3, 2016 — Diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) may manifest as pathological changes in the retina of the eye. Research shows that retinal changes may be detected earlier than brain changes. Findings ... read more

Research Targets Genes, Traits to Improve Glaucoma Screening, Prevention, and Treatment

Sep. 29, 2016 — Researchers from the U.S. and India have begun a new collaborative project to identify genetic risk factors and traits related to glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness worldwide. The ... read more

Researchers Shed Light on Repair Mechanism for Severe Corneal Injuries

Sep. 29, 2016 — In cases of severe ocular trauma involving the cornea, wound healing occurs following intervention, but at the cost of opaque scar tissue formation and damaged vision. Recent research has shown that ... read more

Sep. 28, 2016 — Many diseases that lead to blindness, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, are caused by the death of certain cells in the human retina that lack the ability to regenerate. But in species such ... read more

Sep. 28, 2016 — A common pathway involved in photoreceptor death has been identified in retinitis pigmentosa, advanced dry age-related macular degeneration and other retinal diseases, with early evidence of a ... read more

Zika Virus Can Be Detected in Eye's Conjunctival Fluid

Sep. 19, 2016 — Scientists have examined whether Zika virus (ZIKV) could be detected from conjunctival swab samples of laboratory-confirmed ZIKV cases. The clinical symptoms of ZIKV infection are mostly a mild and ... read more

Sep. 19, 2016 — At the back of the retina in adult vertebrate eyes is a highly differentiated layer of cells known as the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). These cells do not normally multiply or migrate in adults, ... read more

Researchers Seek Better Patient Adherence Recommendations for Diabetic Retinopathy

Sep. 16, 2016 — Complications of diabetes can lead to blindness, yet only 29.9 percent of diabetic patients studied adhered to recommendations to have an eye examination, say ... read more

Antibiotic Gel Squirted Into the Ear Could Provide a One Dose Cure for Ear Infections

Sep. 16, 2016 — A single-application bioengineered gel, squirted in the ear canal, could deliver a full course of antibiotic therapy for middle ear infections, making treatment of this common childhood illness much ... read more

Study Uncovers New Molecular Signaling Mechanism for Correcting Childhood Visual Disorders

Sep. 15, 2016 — Neuroscientists have discovered a molecular signaling mechanism that translates visual impairments into functional changes in brain circuit connections. The discovery may help to develop novel ... read more

Team Discovers, Successfully Treats New Variant of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacterium

Sep. 15, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a new mutation in a highly antibiotic-resistant strain of E. coli that resists clearance by the body's own immune system by inhibiting white blood cells that ... read more

What Vitamins, Nutrients Will Help Prevent Glaucoma from Worsening?

Sep. 14, 2016 — A healthy lifestyle, consisting of balanced nutrition, moderate exercise, and appropriate rest is an important part of your overall health and well-being and can help prevent illness too. A recent ... read more

Researchers Find Proliferating Cells in Normal, Diseased Corneal Endothelium

Sep. 14, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have identified rapidly proliferating cells (known as “neural crest-derived progenitor cells”) in the corneal endothelium of specimens from normal corneas and from ... read more

Evidence of 'Hidden Hearing Loss' in College-Age Human Subjects

Sep. 12, 2016 — Researchers have, for the first time, linked symptoms of difficulty understanding speech in noisy environments with evidence of cochlear synaptopathy, a condition known as 'hidden hearing ... read more

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