Tag: "vision" at medical news
U of M researcher says Viagra may cause permanent vision loss in some men
...nnesota say that a condition that causes permanent vision
loss has been diagnosed in a small group of men wh..., which injures the nerve and results in permanent vision
loss. These cases were published in the March 2005 issue of the Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology . ...
March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...ion and treatment of glaucoma in preventing severe vision
loss and disability in asymptomatic patients was not found. Thus, the new statement represents no change from the Task Force's 1996 recommendation. In its recommendation, the Task Force notes that the potential benefits of screening and treatment mus...
Kandel pays tribute to Hubel's and Wiesel's 25-year partnership and work in neurobiology & vision
...estion: Are the nerve connections responsible for vision
innate or do they develop through experience via the early life of an animal or human? In celebration of their unusually long collaboration and the publication of a new book on their careers, Brain and Visual Perception: The Story of a 25-Year Coll...
Infant vernier acuity is comparable to that of adults
...t stimuli, to take into account the underdeveloped vision
of infants. The experiment showed that under these conditions, infants see changes contrast almost as well as adults. The vernier acuity of the infants and adults was then tested under the same conditions as the contrast discrimination had been test...
Storage time and temperature effects nutrients in spinach
...r red and orange vegetables, and they help support vision
and protect eyes from UV damage. According to the FDA, spinach is high in both nutrients. "Some people think that if the produce looks good, it has nutrients," LaBorde said. "So people will stick the spinach in some ice water to fluff it up to look ...
Research suggests possible blood test for multiple sclerosis
...changes, weakness or paralysis of limbs, numbness, vision
problems, difficulties speaking or walking, bladder problems, and sexual dysfunction. Wake Forest Baptist cares for more than 2,000 patients with MS....
Genetics important in age-related macular degeneration
...ates have signs of AMD, two million with decreased vision
related to advanced AMD and eight million with earlier stages of the disease, according to background information in the article. Despite the public health impact of AMD, however, the relative roles of genes and environment in the development of AMD ...
Gene for age-related macular degeneration discovered by Yale researchers
...5 million people in the United States. It destroys vision
by attacking an area of the retina called the macu...otoreceptors die in and around the macula, central vision
is lost. Peripheral vision
is not impaired by AMD. There are two forms of AMD, the more common "dry"...
Study shows faces are processed like words
... of difficulty identifying out of their peripheral vision
the letter and the characteristics of the lips. Pelli concludes that context hinders identification and crowds what is to be identified. In a second experiment, the observers were presented with a context that proved to make recognition easier. Whe...
UCSD-Utah team develops mouse model to test therapies for macular degeneration
...as the macula, is responsible for focusing central vision
in the eye, and it controls the ability to read, drive a car, recognize faces or colors, and see objects in fine detail. The UCSD-Utah scientists said that the AMD and STGD forms of macular degeneration are characterized by high levels of debris cal...
Surgeon General at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland
...Hospital & Research Center at Oakland to share his vision
of health care for the nation's children. He will specifically address the obesity epidemic in children WHEN: Media organizations are welcomed to attend a noon conference on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 from 12:30 p.m. to 1: 30 p.m. No other media op...
Changing chemistry helps explain estrogen threat to the heart
...ry system in your body. We are looking with tunnel vision
at its effect on blood pressure control. What would this do to bone? What would this do to Alzheimer's? What happens to the brain is probably very similar," he says as critical cofactors drop that enable estrogen to relax blood vessels. "This could b...
Murder, eyewitness identification and the limits of human vision
...mula for how much detail is lost is based on 20/20 vision
and normal daytime light. It can be adjusted for nighttime or when a person has extremely good or poor eyesight. In the Fairbanks case, a witness standing several blocks away viewed the 1997 beating of one man by four suspects. The suspects were ti...
Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program
... heart rhythm disturbances," says Dr. Bonow. "Our vision
to integrate cardiology, cardiac surgery and vascular surgery for better patient care, improved access and greater efficiency in operations, is well underway, and will allow us to move our program to an entirely new level of excellence." Custom...
Leadership gift from Sulpizio Family for new state-of-the-art cardiovascular center at UCSD
...aby Sulpizio has moved us forward in realizing our vision
to be a leader in translational research, evaluating new drugs and technologies and bringing the best into the clinical setting for the benefit of patients," said DeMaria. Rich Sulpizio has served in a variety of executive positions at QUALCOMM Incor...
Rice's CNST awards Smalley/Curl funds for innovation
...rying out research with my students to achieve the vision
set out by Rick Smalley and Bob Curl for their award," said Wong. CNST officials say Rice, the Houston business community and the general public all stand to benefit from the innovation funding provided by the Smalley/Curl Fund for Innovation. "These...
Migraine-sparked vision loss may increase stroke risk in women; Migraine
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 3 Women who experience vision
loss as a symptom of migraine have a 70 percent in...found that women who suffer migraines with loss of vision
or partial loss of vision
were 1.7 times more likely to have stroke compared with women who do not h...
Rehabilitation can restore some vision after stroke
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 3 Patients who lose vision
after stroke can regain some of it through therapy...ing neuroplasticity, the nerve activity related to vision
is strengthened to help restore some of a person's visual functions. Sabel and his colleagues pres...
Older people get the big picture faster, and they are less inhibited
...show an odd case in which older people have better vision
than younger people, but also because it may tell ...s. "It's critical to understand how ageing affects vision
and the brain. If we can characterize what is happening to our brains as we age, we'll be in a bette...
Mayo Clinic researchers create 'obedient virus'; First step to use measles virus against cancer
...cells. The measles virus became the focus of this vision
several years ago when the surprising finding was made that the measles strain used internationally for vaccinations has natural anticancer activity. "But we had a concern that the measles virus may be a little too promiscuous in its ability to infec...
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