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June 24, 2019

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Revision to Common View on How Retinal Cells in Mammals Process Light

Scientists say that new experiments with mouse eye tissues strongly suggest that a longstanding 'textbook concept' about the way a mammal's retina processes light needs a ... read more

What's Causing Your Vertigo? Goggles May Help With Diagnosis

Vertigo is a form of severe dizziness that can result in a loss of balance, a feeling of falling, trouble walking or standing, or nausea. There is more than one type of vertigo, each with a different ... read more
Researchers have developed a specialized microscope that has the potential ability to both diagnose diseases that include skin cancer and perform incredibly precise surgery ... read more

'Molecular Surgery' Reshapes Living Tissue With Electricity but No Incisions

Traditional surgery to reshape a nose or ear entails cutting, sometimes followed by long recovery times and scars. Now, researchers have developed a ... read more
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Eyes Hold Clues for Treating Severe Autism More Effectively

In a new study, researchers demonstrate that assessment tools capturing implicit signs of word knowledge among those with severe autism like eye movement can be more accurate than traditional ... read more

'Goldilocks' Neurons Promote REM Sleep

It has been a mystery why REM sleep, or dream sleep, increases when the room temperature is 'just right'. Neuroscientists show that melanin-concentrating hormone neurons within the ... read more

Immune System Can Slow Degenerative Eye Disease

A new study shows that the complement system, part of the innate immune system, plays a protective role to slow retinal degeneration in a mouse model of retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited eye ... read more

Brighter Possibilities for Treating Blindness

Advances in preclinical research are now being translated into innovative clinical solutions for blindness, a review ... read more

Children's Brains Reorganize After Epilepsy Surgery to Retain Visual Perception

Children can keep full visual perception -- the ability to process and understand visual information -- after brain surgery for severe epilepsy, according to a new study. A study of children who had ... read more

A Step Closer to Identifying Cause of a Blinding Disease

A recent study offers an important step in unlocking the mystery of LHON's cause. The researchers had previously showed that the cells that connect the eye to the brain were sensitive to a ... read more

Inhibition of Protein Phosphorylation Promotes Optic Nerve Regeneration After Injury

Research results suggest that the inhibition of phosphorylation of microtubule-binding protein CRMP2 could be a novel approach to the development of treatments for optic neuropathies, such as ... read more

Watchful Waiting Reasonable for Patients With Diabetic Macular Edema and Good Vision

People with good vision despite having center-involved diabetic macular edema can safely forego immediate treatment of their eye condition as long as they are closely monitored, and treatment begins ... read more

New Novel Circulating Proteins Involved in Progression of DKD to ESRD

Seventeen proteins, called the Kidney Risk Inflammatory Signature (KRIS), could allow doctors to determine the risk of progression to end stage renal disease in a patient with diabetic kidney ... read more

How Enterococcus Faecalis Bacteria Causes Antibiotic Resistant Infection

A new study describes how bacteria adapted to the modern hospital environment and repeatedly cause antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infections. This study examined one of the first sustained hospital ... read more

Case of Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever in Mexico

Tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) is a recurring fever caused by exposure to infected Borrelia bacteria. Several cases have been reported in Mexico, but the disease gets little attention. Now, ... read more

Experimental Drug Delivers One-Two Punch to Vision Loss

In studies with lab-grown human cells and in mice, researchers have found that an experimental drug may be twice as good at fighting vision loss as previously ... read more

Progress Toward Epstein-Barr Virus Vaccine

A research team has determined how several antibodies induced by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a herpesvirus that causes infectious mononucleosis and is associated with certain cancers, block infection ... read more

Plant Compounds Could Provide the Answer for Blindness Caused by Diabetes, Say Experts

Compounds from a group of plants could have the answer to treating several causes of blindness, new research ... read more

Eyes Reveal Early Alzheimer's Disease

Reduced blood capillaries in the back of the eye may be a new, noninvasive way to diagnose early cognitive impairment, the precursor to Alzheimer's disease in which individuals become forgetful, ... read more

New Discovery Provides Key to Side Effects Caused by Erectile Dysfunction Drugs

A new study reveals several features of PDE6 that were previously unseen. Included among them were some very promising regions of PDE6 that resemble fish-hooks and are responsible for controlling PDE ... read more

A Soft Spot for Stem Cells Helps Cornea Healing

New research reveals a potential revolutionary way to treat eye injuries and prevent blindness -- by softening the tissue hosting the stem cells which then helps repair wounds, inside the ... read more

How Light Therapy Might Help Premature Babies Avoid Vision Problems

Scientists discovered a light-dependent molecular pathway that regulates how blood vessels develop in the eye. The findings suggest it may be possible to use light therapy to help premature infants ... read more

Retinal Prion Disease Study Redefines Role for Brain Cells

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, ... read more

Tuck Into Colourful Fruits and Vegetables and See the Light

A $5.7 billion global medical bill to restore sight for the estimated 45 million people with cataracts could be slashed in half by a diet rich in colourful fruits and vegetables, according to an ... read more

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