Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Progressive MS linked to faster retinal atrophy than RRMS

(HealthDay)—Progressive multiple sclerosis (PMS) is associated with faster retinal atrophy than relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), independent of age, according to a study published in the June issue of the Annals of Neurology.

Ophthalmology

Plastic membrane to treat age-related macular degeneration

A porous polymeric scaffold might be the answer to a sight problem that afflicts millions of older people every year, age-related macular degeneration. Researchers writing in the International Journal of Biomedical Engineering ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tips for skin protection with excessive hand-washing, masking

Dear Mayo Clinic: Frequent hand-washing and cleaning during the COVID-19 pandemic has made my hands so dry that my skin in cracking. With recommendations for everyone to now wear a face mask while in public, I'm concerned ...

Medical research

Observing the freely behaving brain in action

Scientists working at Caesar have developed a small head-mounted microscope that allows access to the inner workings of the brain. The new system enables measurement of activity from neuronal populations located in the deep ...

Health

Taking care of your skin with increased hand-washing

One of the best defenses against the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is hand-washing. But frequent rubbing and scrubbing can take its toll, depleting the skin of its natural moisture and oils.

Medical research

Research reveals the lipid gradient that keeps your eyes wet

New understandings of how lipids function within tears could lead to better drugs for treating dry eye disease. A new approach has given Hokkaido University researchers insight into the synthesis and functions of the lipids ...

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