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Blinking prompts eye muscles to realign vision, new study finds

Blinking prompts eye muscles to realign vision, new study finds

Every few seconds, our eyelids automatically shutter and our eyeballs roll back in their sockets. [More]
Exeter scientists discover how two cell organelles interact at molecular level

Exeter scientists discover how two cell organelles interact at molecular level

Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how different compartments (or organelles) of human cells interact. [More]
Scientists developing painless ‘smart’ patch that releases insulin in response to rising glucose levels

Scientists developing painless ‘smart’ patch that releases insulin in response to rising glucose levels

Treatment for certain diabetes cases involves constant monitoring of blood-glucose levels and daily insulin shots. [More]
Study shows clinical and psychosocial consequences following survival of Ebola infection

Study shows clinical and psychosocial consequences following survival of Ebola infection

The long-term clinical and social sequelae following survival of Ebola infection are unknown. [More]
New techniques and treatments show promise for eliminating retinopathy of prematurity

New techniques and treatments show promise for eliminating retinopathy of prematurity

A mini-symposium published in the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus provides important insights into new techniques and treatments that show promise for eliminating retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) throughout the world. [More]
VisionCare receives FDA approval to begin clinical study of telescope implant in post-cataract patients

VisionCare receives FDA approval to begin clinical study of telescope implant in post-cataract patients

VisionCare, Inc. ("VisionCare"), a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the company's investigational device exemption for a new U.S. clinical study. [More]
NIH highlights key tips and facts about glaucoma

NIH highlights key tips and facts about glaucoma

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. The National Eye Institute, part of NIH, is highlighting key facts about this blinding disease, important tips for prevention and treatment, and research updates you may not know about. [More]
Researchers uncover two factors that play crucial role in chronic autoimmune disorders

Researchers uncover two factors that play crucial role in chronic autoimmune disorders

Researchers from Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear have uncovered two factors responsible for the chronic, lifelong nature of autoimmune disorders, which tend to "flare up" intermittently in affected patients. [More]
Powerful version of anti-inflammatory molecule may help protect vision in diabetic retinopathy

Powerful version of anti-inflammatory molecule may help protect vision in diabetic retinopathy

A more powerful version of an anti-inflammatory molecule already circulating in our blood may help protect our vision in the face of diabetes. [More]
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month - GRF shares information about sight-stealing disease

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month - GRF shares information about sight-stealing disease

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. [More]
New imaging technique could revolutionize assessment of eye health and disease

New imaging technique could revolutionize assessment of eye health and disease

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have developed a new imaging technique that could revolutionize how eye health and disease are assessed. [More]
Studies in non-human primates provide more predictive results in genetic causes of blindness

Studies in non-human primates provide more predictive results in genetic causes of blindness

Many gene therapy-based approaches are in development to combat genetic and other causes of blindness and vision loss, and much can be learned about the safety and effectiveness of these promising new therapies by studying them first in non-human primates before initiating clinical trials, as shown by the results of a study published in Human Gene Therapy, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. [More]
Researchers move closer to understanding neural basis of facial identification

Researchers move closer to understanding neural basis of facial identification

At a glance, you can recognize a friend's face whether they are happy or sad or even if you haven't seen them in a decade. How does the brain do this -- recognize familiar faces with efficiency and ease despite extensive variation in how they appear? [More]
Johns Hopkins scientists find link between sleep/wake cycles and core body temperature

Johns Hopkins scientists find link between sleep/wake cycles and core body temperature

A clump of just a few thousand brain cells, no bigger than a mustard seed, controls the daily ebb and flow of most bodily processes in mammals -- sleep/wake cycles, most notably. [More]
FDA expands approved use of G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

FDA expands approved use of G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Dexcom's G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System to allow for replacement of fingerstick blood glucose (sugar) testing for diabetes treatment decisions in people 2 years of age and older with diabetes. [More]
New glasses may help expand sight of person with limited peripheral vision

New glasses may help expand sight of person with limited peripheral vision

Vision scientists may have discovered how to reduce pedestrian collisions in crowded and chaotic open space environments like bus terminals, shopping malls and city plazas involving individuals with partial blindness. [More]
Telemedicine eye screening programs could help bridge gap in caring for premature babies

Telemedicine eye screening programs could help bridge gap in caring for premature babies

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) occurs when abnormal blood vessels grow over the retina and may lead to blindness in premature babies. [More]
New book provides insights into latest treatments for partial blindness

New book provides insights into latest treatments for partial blindness

In Restoring Low Vision, renowned neuroscientist Bernhard Sabel explains cutting-edge science in language that patients can easily understand and provides a comprehensive look at the latest treatments for partial blindness. [More]
Survey: Only 1 in 3 patients discusses symptoms of hyperglycaemia with nurse or doctor

Survey: Only 1 in 3 patients discusses symptoms of hyperglycaemia with nurse or doctor

Only 1 in 3 discussed symptoms of high blood glucose levels (hyperglycaemia) with their nurse or doctor, according to a new survey of 200 people living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, who need mealtime insulin to control their blood glucose levels. [More]
Vaxine’s unique adjuvants boost effectiveness of vaccines for battling against infectious diseases

Vaxine’s unique adjuvants boost effectiveness of vaccines for battling against infectious diseases

SUGAR-based adjuvants from Australia are boosting the effectiveness of vaccines to target some of the world’s deadliest diseases. [More]
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