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Autoimmune Response Drives Vision Loss in Glaucoma

A research team from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and MIT has shown that immune cells in the eye that developed in response to early exposure to bacteria are a key contributor to progressive vision loss from glaucoma, the second leading cause of...
9-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Microglia Protect Sensory Cells Needed for Vision After Retinal Detachment

A research team at Massachusetts Eye and Ear has shown that microglia, the primary immune cells of the brain and retina, play a protective role in response to retinal detachment.
13-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Joan W. Miller, M.D., receives Howe Medal from American Ophthalmological Society

Joan W. Miller, M.D., the David Glendenning Cogan Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital, has been named the 2018 recipient of the...
29-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Spatial Organization of Cells in the Inner Ear Enables the Sense and Sensitivity of Hearing

A research team from Mass. Eye and Ear has shown that the “outer hair cells” within the ear can only be effective in amplifying sound when they are configured in a Y-shaped arrangement with respect to their supporting cells.
10-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Joan W. Miller, M.D., Honored with Prestigious Awards for Retina Research

Joan W. Miller, M.D., the David Glendenning Cogan Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and the Chief of Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital, will receive two prestigious awards...
7-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D., MBA, Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences Class of 2018

Patricia A. D'Amore, Ph.D., MBA, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for exceptional scholarship in the field of biomedicine.
1-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Mifepristone May Halt Growth of Intracranial Tumor That Causes Hearing Loss

Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers have shown that mifepristone, a drug currently FDA-approved for chemical abortion, prevents the growth of vestibular schwannoma (also known as acoustic neuroma) cells. This sometimes-lethal intracranial tumor...
3-Apr-2018 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Mass. Eye and Ear Performs First FDA-Approved Gene Therapy Procedure for Inherited Disease

Massachusetts Eye and Ear made medical history on Tuesday by performing the first post-FDA approval gene therapy for patients with a form of inherited blindness. The occasion marks the beginning of a new era in medicine, as it is the first time any...
20-Mar-2018 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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