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Anti-CD47 Treatment Shows Promise in Fight Against Glioblastoma Multiforme

Winner of the Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship Award, Michael Zhang, presented his research, M1 Macrophages Demonstrate a Superior Phagocytic Response Against Glioblastoma Multiforme Following Anti-CD47 Treatment.

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Patients with AIDS at Higher Risk of Developing AMD

Risk of developing age-related macular degeneration higher in patients with AIDS Denver, Colo. – Patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) have a four-fold increase in their risk of developing intermediate-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD) compared to people of the same age who are not infected with HIV, according to results from the Longitudinal Study of the Ocular Complications of AIDS (LSOCA). The research is being presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Denver, Colo.

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New Computer Model Describes Cholesterol in the Retina During AMD

Researchers have developed a new computer model to describe how cholesterol deposits, known as drusen, behave in the retina in the dry form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The research is being presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Denver, Colo.

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Scientists Identify New Drugs to Treat Childhood Eye Cancer

Investigators have discovered a new class of drugs that may more effectively treat retinoblastoma, a cancer of the retina that develops in children. The research is being presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Denver, Colo.

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New Visual Test Detects Glaucoma Earlier Than Current Care

Shifting detection to even earlier than currently used tests, scientists have used vection to identify mild glaucoma. The research is being presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Denver, Colo.

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New Method Improves Quality of Stem Cells for Treating Eye Disease

Researchers have developed a new method of purifying stem cells that is faster, more efficient and less expensive than current methods for treating diseases of the retina. The research is being presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Denver, Colo. The new stem cell purification process involves growing stem cells on a special chip containing a computer system. Each stem cell is monitored closely, and the lower quality cells are removed as soon as they are identified.

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WashU in St. Louis Partners on Innovative Program to Reduce Re-Incarceration Rates

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Carrie Pettus-Davis, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, has been tapped to serve as executive director for the research initiative of a new public, private and academic partnership aimed at lowering incarceration rates in the United States.