Ophthalmology

New eye drops may prevent a common cause of blindness

Researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center have developed eye drops that could prevent vision loss after retinal vein occlusion, a major cause of blindness for millions of adults worldwide.

Psychology & Psychiatry

A memory aid for seniors: laughter

(HealthDay)—Humor and laughter may help combat memory loss in the elderly, a new study suggests.

Immunology

Study casts light on deadly immune response

(Medical Xpress)—Examining a case study of near-death experiences for six healthy men who volunteered to test an experimental drug in London has yielded important insights into potentially deadly over-reactions of the human ...

Genetics

New method helps link genomic variation to protein production

Scientists have adopted a novel laboratory approach for determining the effect of genetic variation on the efficiency of the biological process that translates a gene's DNA sequence into a protein, such as hemoglobin, according ...

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