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Fish eyes could hold clue to repairing damaged retinas in humans

... blindness. Diseases damaging the retina including macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetes are responsible for three quarters of registered blindness in the UK(1). Researchers at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital have studied these Mller glial cells in the eyes of people f...

Research shows NPD1 protects a key component of vision

... during aging and to be exaggerated in age-related macular degeneration, the researchers added NPD1 to an A2E-induced experimental model and found it not only stopped programmed cell death, but that the protective effects were present even six hours later. The team decided to explore whether oxidative stress...

Gene variant increases risk of blindness

...veloping the degenerative eye disease, age-related macular degeneration. The macula lies at the centre of t... tasks such as reading and driving. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the cause of which is poorly understood, is the leading cause of visual loss in ...

Omega-3 fatty acids protect eyes against retinopathy, study finds

...ally on the surface of the retina, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disease of the macula, the part of the retina responsible for central vision, and a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 years of age and older. The researchers found that increasing omega-3 fatty acids and decreasing...

Latest strategies for moving research toward a cure for diabetes explored at global scientific forum

...d Lucentis, shown to be effective against diabetic macular edema, a major complication that often leads to vision loss, in clinical trials. Additionally, the Forum will present findings on beta cell regeneration, a major component of JDRFs cure therapeutics goal to help restore the bodys ability to produ...

UF researchers awaken vision cells in blind mice

...in two very common types of blindness, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, if you can target cones you might be able to rescue that vision." Scientists experimented with mice with a form of hereditary blindness called achromatopsia, which affects about 1 in 30,000 Americans by disabl...

Genome-wide search unearths surprising clues for diabetes and triglycerides

...rs, including Crohns disease, obesity, age-related macular degeneration, and prostate cancer....

New way to catch cancer's spread, rapid 3-D retinal imaging, more at CLEO/QELS 2007

...as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration. (Paper CThAA5, "Fourier Domain Mode Locking (FDML) in the Non-Zero Dispersion Regime: A Laser for Ultrahigh-Speed Retinal OCT Imaging at 236kHz Line Rate") Expanded story at: http://www.cleoconference.org/media_center/retina.aspx ...

Nutrients might prevent hearing loss, new animal study suggests

...ombinations have been very effective in preventing macular degeneration, and many of these agents have been used with Alzheimers and Parkinsons diseases, stroke-like ischemia, and other conditions that involve neural degeneration," Le Prell says. "Youre always hoping as a basic scientist to find a commonalit...

Clinical trial for diabetic macular edema

...njections of ranibizumab in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME), a condition characterized by swelling...to improve visual acuity in patients with diabetic macular edema. Visual acuity was assessed using a reading chart, and median and mean visual acuity improved...

Unique tomatoes tops in disease-fighting antioxidants

...k of developing cancer, cardiovascular disease and macular degeneration. "The tomato is a wonderful biosynthetic factory for carotenoids, and scientists are working on ways to enhance the fruit's antioxidant content and composition," Schwartz continued. The findings appear in a recent issue of the Journa...

Researchers begin 'Project 3000,' a recipe for hope through genetic research

...s involved in studies of the molecular genetics of macular degeneration, glaucoma, and other blinding eye diseases. ...

U-M team: Genetic testing sheds light on degenerative eye disease

... retinal disease, such as retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration. The authors observe that genetic ...h boys had two gene mutations linked to Stargardts macular degeneration, a blinding disease that begins in childhood. Genetic counseling is a crucial part of...

JDRF-funded researchers discover protein that causes blood vessel leakage and swelling in eyes

...h contributes to the retinal swelling (or diabetic macular edema) often associated with advanced diabetic ret...reatment of proliferative diabetic retinopathy and macular edema, and could provide new opportunities for treating cerebral swelling caused by head injury, str...

Joslin discovers protein that causes blood vessel leakage and swelling with diabetic retinopathy

...-- proliferative diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema -- still are the leading causes of vision lo...hich contributes to the retinal swelling (diabetic macular edema or DME) that is often associated with advanced diabetic retinopathy. These findings suggest po...

Science's breakthrough of the year -- The Poincar Theorem

...study the form of vision loss known as age-related macular degeneration showed that the drug ranibizumab improves vision in some patient and identifying several genes that influence a persons susceptibility to the disease. How Biodiversity Happens: From beach mice, to fruit flies, to butterflies, a varie...

The National Academies' Distinguished Speaker Series runs Jan. 17-March 21, 2007

...diseases like retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration, and his work is restoring hope to those who previously had little chance of seeing again. Mark Humayun, M.D., Ph.D., is professor of ophthalmology and biomedical engineering, University of Southern California; associate director of res...

Gene linked to aggressive 'wet' age-related macular degeneration

...eveloping the aggressive "wet" form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blind... the "dry" is more common than the "wet" form. Wet macular degeneration can rapidly lead to blindness, while the dry AMD progresses more slowly. Last year, J...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Nov. 8, 2006

...nical trials for a common eye disease (age-related macular degeneration) and a viral infection of the lungs. Big pharma is confident that RNAi will find other uses, as evidenced by Merck's move in October to spend $1.1 billion in acquiring a company specializing in RNAi therapeutics. The article explains t...

Transplanted photoreceptor precursor cells restore visual function in mice with retinal degeneration

...r developing therapies for people with retinal and macular degenerative diseases that are untreatable today. ...converted to the images we see. In the majority of macular and retinal degenerative diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa...

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