(Medical Xpress)—Chemists and vision scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have designed a light-sensitive molecule that can stimulate a neural response in cells of the retina and brain—a ...
Medical research Nov 14, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
For most of history, humans rose with the sun and slept when it set. Enter Thomas Edison, and with a flick of a switch, night became day, enabling us to work, play and post cat and kid photos on Facebook into the wee hours.
Medical research Nov 14, 2012 | 3.8 / 5 (5) | 1 |
Eye experts and scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered specific cells in the eye which could lead to a new procedure to treat and cure blinding eye conditions.
Ophthalmology Nov 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
For the first time, Wisconsin researchers have taken skin from patients and, using induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology, turned them into a laboratory model for an inherited type of macular degeneration.
Genetics Nov 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Millions of people with "wet" macular degeneration are prescribed a class of medication known as anti-VEGF drugs. But now scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found that a drastic reduction of VEGF activity ...
Cancer Oct 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
By growing new retinal cells to replace those that have malfunctioned, scientists hope to one day create and fuse entire layers of fresh cells –– a synthetic patch akin to a contact lens –– as a treatment ...
Medical research Oct 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A sudden and mysterious burst of activity originating in the retina of a developing fetus spurs brain connections that are essential to development of finely-tuned sight, Yale researchers ...
Neuroscience Oct 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
(HealthDay)—An antibody can reduce retinal vascular leakage and inflammation in rat models of diabetic retinopathy, according to a study published online Oct. 1 in Diabetes.
Diabetes Oct 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—With an incredible diversity of cell types, the central nervous system (CNS), comprising the brain, spinal cord and retina, can be considered to be the most complex organ in the body. Professor Bill Harris, ...
Medical research Sep 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Research conducted at the Angiogenesis Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, has for the first time, identified the mode of death of cone photoreceptor cells in an animal model of retinitis pigmentosa (RP).
Ophthalmology Aug 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Team deciphers retina's neural code for brain communication to create novel prosthetic retinal device for blind
(Medical Xpress) -- Two researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have deciphered a mouse's retina's neural code and coupled this information to a novel prosthetic device to restore sight to blind mice. The researchers ...
Medical research Aug 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (24) | 11 |
University of Kentucky researchers, led by Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, have made an exciting finding in the "dry" form of age-related macular degeneration known as geographic atrophy (GA). GA is an untreatable condition that ...
Medical research Aug 06, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists have discovered a new avenue for the treatment of vision loss, one of the complications of Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Aug 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A research team in the United Kingdom has found that insulin-like growth factor (IGF1) impacts cell transplantation of photoreceptor precursors by manipulating the retinal recipient microenvironment, enabling better migration ...
Ophthalmology Jul 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- The ancient Tibetan goji berry could help fight blindness caused by long-term diabetes according to studies conducted by University of Sydney researchers.
Diabetes Jun 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |