Neuroscience

New prognostic marker discovered for multiple sclerosis severity

It is essential to assess the severity of multiple sclerosis (MS) in order to choose appropriate therapeutic measures, but this cannot be reliably done using existing methods. A MedUni Vienna study now shows for the first ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Retina is not spared by SARS-CoV-2

The list of diseases caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection is growing and now includes the retina. This is what is suggested by a prospective study by the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) and the University of Geneva (UNIGE), in ...

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 ...

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.

Diabetes

Inexpensive retinal diagnostics via smartphone

Retinal damage due to diabetes is now considered the most common cause of blindness in working-age adults. In low- and middle-income countries, an eye examination via smartphone could help to detect changes at an early stage. ...

Medical research

Zebrafish aid effort to regenerate damaged retinas

The tiny zebrafish may hold the secret to regenerating damaged retinas in humans, Vanderbilt University researchers reported last week in the journal Cell Reports.

Neuroscience

Retinal prion disease study redefines role for brain cells

National Institutes of Health scientists studying the progression of inherited and infectious eye diseases that can cause blindness have found that microglia, a type of nervous system cell suspected to cause retinal damage, ...

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