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The eyes of flies reveal abnormal properties of cancer protein

medicalnewstoday eye health - 5 hours 4 min ago
Mutations in the human retinoblastoma protein gene are a leading cause of eye cancer.
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Vitamin E, selenium supplements unlikely to effect age-related cataracts in men

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:00am
Taking daily supplements of selenium and/or vitamin E appears to have no significant effect on the development of age-related cataracts in men.
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Pupil size shows reliability of decisions

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:00am
The precision with which people make decisions can be predicted by measuring pupil size before they are presented with any information about the decision, according to a new study published in PLOS...
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Preventing blindness in premature babies at risk of retinopathy

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:00am
According to a study conducted by pediatricians and researchers at Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center (Sainte-Justine) and Universite de Montreal published online in the prestigious...
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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrating the cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrating the cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

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How do I smell? Much the same as how you see

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:00am
A collaboration between researchers from the Institute for Medical Physics and Biophysics (IMPB) at the Charité in Berlin and the European Synchrotron (ESRF) in Grenoble has uncovered a new common...
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Three-year data from Oraya Therapeutics' INTREPID study continue to show favorable safety profile of non-invasive wet AMD therapy

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:00am
Oraya Therapeutics Inc. has announced that full results of three-year safety follow-up data from the INTREPID study of Oraya Therapy™ for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) further...
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Italian research provides preliminary evidence from an international study on the treatment of neurotrophic keratitis

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:00am
Study ObjectivesThe poster presented during the EuCornea Congress describes the preliminary results of the Phase I segment of the REPARO Study, a randomized, double-masked, placebo controlled...
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Roche initiates phase III trials for lampalizumab, first potential treatment for geographic atrophy (GA)

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:00am
Roche has announced that phase III clinical studies have been initiated for lampalizumab, an investigational drug for geographic atrophy (GA), the advanced form of age-related macular degeneration...
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Glaucoma cure may lie in targeting 'stiff cells' that impede fluid drainage

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 5:00am
Study shows for first time if cells in a barrier that allows fluid to drain from the eye via Schlemm's canal are too stiff, pressure builds up in the eye, a hallmark of glaucoma.
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Cheaper alternative to licensed drug for treating eye disease has similar side-effects says new Cochrane Review

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 2:00am
Health policies which favour using ranibizumab for treating eye disease in older people over safety concerns for a cheaper alternative should take account of a new Cochrane Review.
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Brain maps decoded to discover how we take aim

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 2:00am
Serena Williams won her third consecutive US Open title a few days ago, thanks to reasons including obvious ones like physical strength and endurance.
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Diseases result from gene mutations linked to a molecular motor responsible for human development

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 2:00am
Another mystery of the human body has been solved by scientists who have identified how a molecular motor essential for human development works.
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Scientists are developing eye drops to treat molecular basis of glaucoma

medicalnewstoday eye health - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 2:00am
Northwestern Medicine® scientists have discovered a novel cause of glaucoma in an animal model, and related to their findings, are now developing an eye drop aimed at curing the disease.
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UK eye health companies form Industry Vision Group to improve prioritisation of eye health

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 4:00am
A number of companies have joined together to form the Industry Vision Group (IVG), which brings together pharmaceutical and medical technology companies with an interest in eye health.
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Brain mechanism underlying the recognition of hand gestures develops even when blind

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:00am
Does a distinctive mechanism work in the brain of congenitally blind individuals when understanding and learning others' gestures? Or does the same mechanism as with sighted individuals work?
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A spontaneous retinal neovascular mouse model

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 3:00am
Neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which involves formation of abnormal blood vessels in the retina, is a leading cause of vision loss.
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How the brain processes color and motion provides new understanding of attention

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 2:00am
Despite the barrage of visual information the brain receives, it retains a remarkable ability to focus on important and relevant items.
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New target identified for treatment of abnormal blood vessels and leakage in common eye diseases

medicalnewstoday eye health - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 2:00am
Working with mice, a multicenter team of researchers has found a new way to reduce the abnormal blood vessel growth and leakage in the eye that accompany some eye diseases.
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