Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Eyes a haven for Ebola and other viruses

A specific cell within our retina, the light-sensitive part of our eyes responsible for sending visual information to our brain, appears to be particularly good at housing Ebola and other viruses, new research has found.

Medical research

A new hope for a therapy against retinitis pigmentosa

Retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative genetic disease of the eye, is characterized by progressive vision loss, usually leading to blindness. In some patients, structural defects in the photoreceptor cells have been observed, ...

Genetics

Streamlining stem cells to treat macular degeneration

As we age, so do our eyes; most commonly, this involves changes to our vision and new glasses, but there are more severe forms of age-related eye problems. One of these is age-related macular degeneration, which affects the ...

Genetics

Stem cell research reveals detailed genetic roadmap of glaucoma

A new, detailed genetic roadmap of glaucoma—the world's leading cause of irreversible blindness—will help researchers develop new drugs to combat the disease, by identifying potential target areas to stall or reverse ...

Ophthalmology

Retinal stem cell patch sees progress

A retinal stem cell patch developed through a collaboration of researchers at UC Santa Barbara, University of Southern California and California Institute of Technology continues to make progress in its bid to secure approval ...

Ophthalmology

Cell fusion 'awakens' regenerative potential of human retina

Fusing human retinal cells with adult stem cells could be a potential therapeutic strategy to treat retinal damage and visual impairment, according to the findings of a new study published in the journal eBioMedicine. The ...

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