Tag: "macular" at biology news
Lab engineers develop microelectronics for artificial retina project
...ng from eye diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa, macular
degeneration or those who are legally blind due to the loss of photoreceptor function. In many cases, the neural cells to which the photoreceptors are connected remain functional. Project leader Dr. Mark Humayun, of the University of Southern Califo...
Secretary Abraham announces next steps for artificial retina project
...ial retina could help those blinded by age-related macular
degeneration or retinitis pigmentosa where neural wiring from the eye to brain is intact, but the eyes lack photoreceptor activity. The artificial retina is a device that captures visual signals and sends them to the brain in the form of electrical ...
OXiGENE, foundation fighting blindness sign research agreement for phase I/II clinical trial
...ment fora retinal disease known as wet age-related macular
degeneration (AMD).In the area of oncology, OXiGEN...worldwidedevelop the disease. Wet AMD is a form of macular
degeneration, theleading cause of blindness in the U.S. for people age 55 and older. At the ARVO...
Ambitious plan to give sight to the blind
...s of those blinded by diseases such as age-related macular
degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. These disea...d thousand eyes in the US are blinded each year by macular
degeneration, primarily in the elderly. One baby in 4,000 demonstrates retinitis pigmentosa. Sandia ...
Scientists at TSRI receive $9.6 million to develop treatment for common cause of vision loss
...on loss in patients who are above the age of 65 is macular
degeneration. Twelve to fifteen million people in this country alone have macular
degeneration, and 10 to 15 percent of them will suffer acute loss of vision. In patients under the a...
One gene, two eye diseases?
...ome a step closer to understanding the genetics of macular
degeneration, a disease of the retina that affects...sease, retinitis pigmentosa, also causes a form of macular
degeneration. In the August issue of Genomics, Ayyagari reports that the gene RPGR has a direct link...
Adult stem cells selectively delivered into the eye and used to control angiogenesis at TSRI
...genesis is the cause of visual loss in age-related macular
degeneration, where new blood vessels grow under t...d vessels in the back of the eye. In diseases like macular
degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, aberrant vascular formation occurs later in life. The vascul...
Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute design gene-tipped tumor regressor 'smartbombs'
...ypes of blindness in elderly patients (age-related macular
degeneration) and in patients with diabetes (diabetic retinopathy)....
Researchers identify genes associated with aging of the retina
... one of the most pressing disorders is age-related macular
degeneration (AMD), a progressive eye disease that affects the retina and results in the loss of one's fine central vision. "While we still don't know what causes AMD, we do know that the strongest factors are age and family history," says. Swaroop. ...
Dog 'model' for studying inherited human blindness
...on ages." Many of these patients will suffer from macular
degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the aging population. Others, however, will suffer from RP, of which XLRP is one of the most common forms of the disease. Funding for the Cornell research team also was provided by the Foundation Figh...
Study of vision disorder leads to discovery of new family of ion channels
...otein bestrophin were responsible for causing Best macular
dystrophy, a hereditary disorder that strikes duri...ein responsible for a different form of hereditary macular
dystrophy, decided to try to decipher the bestrophin mystery. Each time we study a hereditary macul...
Built-in 'failsafe' device blocks abnormal growth of new blood vessels
... the body and also causes diabetic retinopathy and macular
degeneration, the leading causes of blindness in the Western world. Research has shown that new blood vessel growth relies on an exquisite balance of proteins that either induce or inhibit new growth of the endothelial cells that form the walls ...
Glaucoma leading cause of blindness in Hispanics
... of blindness in Hispanics. Cataract, age-related macular
degeneration and diabetic retinopathy also were co...nting for 47 percent of all problems. Age-related macular
degeneration and diabetic retinopathy accounted for 14 percent and 13 percent of problems, respectiv...
Researchers explain how protein inhibits angiogenesis
...ch as during tumor growth or in conditions such as macular
degeneration, which leads to vision loss due to overgrowth of blood vessels in the eye. We know that when a tumor forms, the endothelial cells divide more rapidly and spread much more quickly than they would during the normal course of blood vessel f...
Nature's own medicine for vision loss: Inhibitor of angiogenesis found by biologists at The Scripps Research Institute
... Abnormal angiogenesis is the cause of age-related macular
degeneration (ARMD) and diabetic retinopathy, diseases that afflict tens of millions of Americans and cause catastrophic vision loss in many. Both of these eye diseases are characterized by the development of abnormal blood vessel growth in the eye. ...
Clues to development of eye's light-sensitive cells found
Study has implications for understanding macular
degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa ANN ARBOR...lp researchers treat retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and macular
degeneration, two major eye diseases that involve loss of photoreceptors, resulting in slow but prog...
Yale researchers develop new molecule that eradicates cancer by destroying tumor blood vessels
...seases that require growing blood vessels, such as macular
degeneration, the major cause of blindness in older people....
Spinach protein could offer new hope for the blind
...tor in the eye. People who suffer from age-related macular
degeneration or retinitis pigmentosa, diseases tha...radually can reduce peripheral vision. Age-related macular
degeneration is a disease that affects the center of vision. It rarely leads to blindness but people...
Gene therapy may be a tool to prevent blindness
...blood vessels in the eye that blinds patients with macular
degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, according t...cell survival. The mice had conditions similar to macular
degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, the leading causes of blindness in older and younger people, ...
Stem cell research is vital to finding cures for blinding diseases
...s and cures for a variety of eye diseases, such as macular
degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, and glaucoma, but also for diseases of the central nervous system, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Among the findings so far -- adult stem cells transplanted into the retina do in fact become retinal cells, an...
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