New RNAi treatment safely blocks ocular inflammation in mice
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  February 19, 2017  
  Uveitis  
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 New RNAi treatment safely blocks ocular inflammation in miceNew RNAi treatment safely blocks ocular inflammation in mice
 
Scientists have developed a new RNA interference therapeutic agent that safely blocked ocular inflammation in mice, potentially making it a new treatment for human uveitis and diabetic retinopathy.
 
 
 UC San Diego researchers receive CIRM grants to advance studies on Zika virus and cancerUC San Diego researchers receive CIRM grants to advance studies on Zika virus and cancer
 
The Independent Citizens Oversight Committee of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has approved a pair of $2 million awards to University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers to advance studies of new treatments for Zika virus infections and the use of stem cell-derived natural killer (NK) cells to target ovarian cancer and other malignancies.
 
   Researchers uncover two factors that play crucial role in chronic autoimmune disordersResearchers 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.
 
 Subspecialties of Ophthalmology
 
Subspecialties of OphthalmologyOphthalmology is a specialization in medicine, but there are also several subspecialties of ophthalmology, which focus on certain diseases or parts of the eyes. This is not a complete list of all subspecialties in the field of ophthalmology, although it is a good overview of the possibilities for ophthalmologists who are looking to further specialize in a certain area.
 
 
 Ocular Larva Migrans Diagnosis and Treatment
 
Ocular Larva Migrans Diagnosis and TreatmentToxocara larvae, mostly of the species T. canis and T. cati, can infest human hosts to cause various clinical manifestations. These include visceral and ocular larva migrans. Ocular larva migrans is a debilitating condition which can cause vision loss in children. For this reason, this relatively rare condition requires to be diagnosed and treated adequately.