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Veterinary Memorial Fund transforms grief into promise

...ctrum of modern clinical veterinary medicine, from ophthalmology to orthopedics, from new anti-inflammatory drugs to improved surgical procedures. Virginia Veterinary Medical Association practitioners make most of the donations to the fund, and they play a critical role in determining which clinical resea...

Schepens Eye Research Institute receives 'Roadmap' grant to develop center for curing eye diseases

...as often collaborate informally on vision disease, ophthalmology has remained somewhat specialized and in some ways isolated from other disciplines. This is really the first federal program to formalize collaboration," says Dartt. The three-year, nearly $2,200,000 "Planning Grant for Research on Blinding Eye Di...

Gene changes linked to increased eye pressure may have implications for glaucoma therapy

... Borrs, the paper's senior author and professor of ophthalmology in UNC's School of Medicine. From 1997 to 2002, Borrs held a Research to Prevent Blindness Jules and Doris Stein Professorship Award. The aqueous humor is created by the ciliary body, a tissue beneath the eye's iris. The fluid flows around the ir...

Research to Prevent Blindness awards $4.8 million

...nrestricted and challenge grants to departments of ophthalmology at 22 medical schools and 22 awards to individual scientists. The recently-approved grant projects include: a clinical trial of cyclosporin as a treatment for severe atopic keratoconjunctivitis (a severe and chronic form of ocular allergy that c...

Following complex motions

...sor of cell and developmental biology, psychology, ophthalmology & visual science and Kennedy Center investigator. "In making inferences about the human brain, if you see a feature in Old World monkeys and New World monkeys and several other primates, then it probably exists in humans as well." The paper's first ...

Educational program increases some safety behaviors for older drivers

...g to Cynthia Owsley, M.S.P.H., Ph.D., professor of ophthalmology and director of the Clinical Research Unit in the department of ophthalmology, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "This one-on-one program was the Cadillac version of an education program. It was tailored to each individual's needs," said ...

Search for macular degeneration genes narrows

...ty genes in earnest," says Swaroop, a professor of ophthalmology and of human genetics at the U-M Medical School. "We have identified very specific regions of the genome where we can intensify our research efforts." Kellogg researchers narrowed the search for AMD-related genes by performing a high-resolution geno...

OXiGENE launches significant expansion of its R&D program in ophthalmology

...A4P gleaned from our numerous ongoing oncology and ophthalmology studies, has stimulated us to expand our developme...indications. "The decision to broaden our focus in ophthalmology in no way affects the clinical progress CA4P has made in oncology," Driscoll said. "Today's announc...

The genetics of blindness

...gator, Dr. Robert Koenekoop, director of pediatric ophthalmology at the Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC. "Many genes, gene mutations and symptoms are involved. The first steps to developing a treatment are the characterization of all these factors. Important progress has been made by identifying two impor...

USC awarded multi-million dollar engineering research center by National Science Foundation

...the marketplace. Mark Humayun, a USC professor of ophthalmology and biomedical engineering and co-developer of a retinal implant that has received wide attention for its potential to restore sight, will direct the new center. "The work of this center will extend the microelectronics revolution in medicine - whic...

Lens replacement material may improve cataract treatment, eliminate bifocals

...D., principal investigator, associate professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences and professor of chemical engi... the natural lens." Ravi, who also is director of ophthalmology for VA Heartland hospitals in the Midwest, has been working with various synthetic polymers, looking...

Animal studies show CA4P suppresses development and induces regression of ocular neovascularization

...cluding Peter A. Campochiaro, M.D., a professor of ophthalmology at the school's renowned Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Campochiaro and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology Quan Dong Nguyen, M.D. are leading the current Phase I/II clinical trial of CA4P in patients with wet age-related macular degeneration, known as ...

OXiGENE announces launch of ophthalmic clinical trial at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

...ogram into a second major area. Both oncology and ophthalmology offer significant market opportunities with unmet therapeutic needs." Under the trial protocol, which was reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, approximately 20 patients are scheduled to participate in the study. The study is now open...

Injection prevents blinding blood vessel growth in mice

...chiaro, M.D., senior study author and professor of ophthalmology and neuroscience, says if clinical studies demonstrate similar properties, he hopes that eventually patients could self-administer injections at home similar to insulin shots taken by diabetics. Unlike other treatments for macular degeneration and di...

Anti-HIV drugs save vision, improve outlook for AIDS patients

... author of both studies and assistant professor of ophthalmology and epidemiology. By the time CMV is diagnosed, Kempen says, many AIDS patients are already legally blind or have significant vision loss. "AIDS patients should take HAART as soon as and as much as they can," he says. "HAART often can save both...

Reduced daily eye patching effectively treats 'lazy eye'

...t the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and 34 other ophthalmology centers across North America report that in children with moderate amblyopia, or "lazy eye," patching the unaffected eye for two hours daily works just as well as patching the eye for six hours, the standard amblyopia treatment. The findings, which ...

Researchers identify key pathway in the pupils response to light

...N. Van Gelder, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences and of molecular biology and pharmacology. Reporting in the Jan. 10 issue of the journal Science, the researchers say that mice that lack the two main types of photoreceptor cells in the retina -- rods and cones -- as well as prot...

Secretary Abraham announces next steps for artificial retina project

...ham toured the University of Southern California's ophthalmology laboratories at the Doheny Eye Institute and heard from the national research team that hopes to restore vision to millions of people with blindness caused by retinal disorders. As a result of recent breakthroughs in science and engineering technolo...

Firefly light illuminates course of herpes infection in mice

...eader David A. Leib, Ph.D., associate professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences and of molecular microbiology. "The technique enables us to follow an infection over time as it progresses and resolves, and we can do this repeatedly using the same animal." This technology may solve several problems in studying ...

Glaucoma leading cause of blindness in Hispanics

...ipal investigator of both studies and professor of ophthalmology at Hopkins' Wilmer Eye Institute. "The population we studied, in Arizona, was largely low income and had no access to health insurance, and we believe the same barriers to care exist in many other areas across the country. We must increase vision s...

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