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Roche announces acquisition of Bina Technologies

Roche announces acquisition of Bina Technologies

Roche announced today the acquisition of Bina Technologies, Inc., a privately held company based in Redwood City, California, USA. Bina provides a big data platform for centralized management and processing of next generation sequencing (NGS) data. [More]
Roche announces launch of cobas Liat System for on-demand testing in different settings

Roche announces launch of cobas Liat System for on-demand testing in different settings

Roche today announced the launch of the cobas Liat System—a fast, compact , easy to use, molecular diagnostic platform, designed for on-demand testing in physician clinics, pharmacies and hospital lab settings. [More]
FSH acquires VERION Image Guided System, LenSx Laser surgical technology

FSH acquires VERION Image Guided System, LenSx Laser surgical technology

Fresno Surgical Hospital today announced it has acquired the VERIONTM Image Guided System and LenSx Laser surgical technology. The hospital is the only area hospital to offer this ophthalmology surgical equipment. [More]
Expert panel recommends vision health screening in preschool-aged children

Expert panel recommends vision health screening in preschool-aged children

All children should undergo vision health screening between age 36 and 72 months--preferably every year--using evidence-based test methods and with effective referral and follow-up, according to recommendations published in the January issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. [More]
UR researchers on track to solve mystery of weight gain

UR researchers on track to solve mystery of weight gain

University of Rochester researchers believe they're on track to solve the mystery of weight gain - and it has nothing to do with indulging in holiday eggnog. [More]
MU researcher recognized as AAAS Fellow for contributions to ophthalmology research

MU researcher recognized as AAAS Fellow for contributions to ophthalmology research

Cataracts, a clouding of the lens in the eye leading to vision loss, affects more than 24 million people in the United States, according to National Institutes of Health estimates. Often linked to the natural process of aging, cataracts are a major cause of blindness worldwide. K. Krishna Sharma, an ophthalmology researcher at the University of Missouri, has worked for more than two decades to study the mechanisms involved in this degenerative disease. [More]
Exudation-free period key to cataract surgery success in AMD

Exudation-free period key to cataract surgery success in AMD

Cataract surgery can benefit patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration previously treated with anti-vascular endothelial growth factors if they have been treated and are exudation-free for more than 12 months, study findings indicate. [More]
Optical coherence tomography methods comparable for AMD assessments

Optical coherence tomography methods comparable for AMD assessments

There is good accordance between spectral-domain and time-domain optical coherence tomography image assessments of eyes treated for neovascular age-related macular degeneration, show study findings. [More]

OCT enhances neovascular subtype detection in AMD

Researchers recommend the inclusion of optical coherence tomography anatomic classification with fluorescein angiography grading to identify initial neovascular lesion subtypes in newly diagnosed age-related macular degeneration. [More]
Stem cells from healthy eye could one day be used to repair scarred cornea

Stem cells from healthy eye could one day be used to repair scarred cornea

Treating the potentially blinding haze of a scar on the cornea might be as straightforward as growing stem cells from a tiny biopsy of the patient's undamaged eye and then placing them on the injury site, according to mouse model experiments conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. [More]
Research to Prevent Blindness, IRRF partner to advance knowledge about AMD

Research to Prevent Blindness, IRRF partner to advance knowledge about AMD

Research to Prevent Blindness, the leading eye research foundation, is partnering with the International Retinal Research Foundation to advance knowledge about age-related macular degeneration (AMD) through novel stem cell research. [More]
Researchers developing eye tests to evaluate diabetic neuropathy receive global recognition

Researchers developing eye tests to evaluate diabetic neuropathy receive global recognition

Researchers from QUT's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation developing eye tests to assess diabetic neuropathy and pave the way for earlier treatment are key partners in a consortium awarded $US1.1 million from the leading American medical research agency. [More]
Study explores association between statin use and cataracts

Study explores association between statin use and cataracts

Few classes of drugs have had such a transformative effect on the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) as have statins, prescribed to reduce total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. [More]
Monash Vision Group moves a step closer to Bionic Eye clinical trials

Monash Vision Group moves a step closer to Bionic Eye clinical trials

The Monash Vision Groupmoves a step closer to clinical trials of its Bionic Eye, thanks to landmark donations from two respected business leaders. [More]
IRIDEX's China distributor secures large tender to supply ophthalmology laser equipment

IRIDEX's China distributor secures large tender to supply ophthalmology laser equipment

IRIDEX Corporation (Nasdaq: IRIX) announced today that its China distributor has been awarded a competitive tender for more than $620,000 in ophthalmology laser equipment to fulfill a government program designed to provide advanced ophthalmology solutions to patients across vast areas of China's rural regions. [More]

Researchers find that human eye can sense invisible infrared light under certain conditions

Any science textbook will tell you we can't see infrared light. Like X-rays and radio waves, infrared light waves are outside the visual spectrum. [More]
Second treated eyes with nAMD functionally more important than first eyes

Second treated eyes with nAMD functionally more important than first eyes

A real-world study of the characteristics of second treated eyes in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration given ranibizumab in the UK National Health Service has shown that these eyes start off with better baseline visual acuity than first treated eyes and, despite a poor response to therapy, maintain this advantage. [More]
Good Samaritan Hospital receives $417,560 grant to implement telemedicine program

Good Samaritan Hospital receives $417,560 grant to implement telemedicine program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development awards Good Samaritan Hospital, a prominent downtown Los Angeles hospital, a $417,560 grant to implement a telemedicine program that will connect members of the medical staff at Good Samaritan Hospital with public health and primary care providers and their patients at six Public Health sites on the island of Guam. [More]
Six Albert Einstein College of Medicine faculty members selected as AAAS Fellows

Six Albert Einstein College of Medicine faculty members selected as AAAS Fellows

Six faculty members at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. This year, 401 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. [More]
Authors review current progress in developing transgenic pig models for human diseases

Authors review current progress in developing transgenic pig models for human diseases

Genetically engineered pigs, minipigs, and microminipigs are valuable tools for biomedical research, as their lifespan, anatomy, physiology, genetic make-up, and disease mechanisms are more similar to humans than the rodent models typically used in drug discovery research. [More]