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Putting the ‘lazy eye' to work

University of California, Irvine

When University of California, Irvine neurobiologist Carey Y.L. Huh, Ph.D., set her sights on discovering more about amblyopia, she brought personal insight to her quest. As a child, Huh was diagnosed with the condition, which is often called “lazy eye.” he and her colleagues have just found that amblyopia originates in an earlier stage of the visual pathway than was previously thought. Their research, which raises the possibility of new treatment approaches, appears in the Journal of Neuroscience.

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17-Jan-2020 12:20 AM EST
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ARVO Foundation Announces New Genentech Career Development Award for Underrepresented Minorities

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) today announced the launch of a new career development program aimed to provide early-career underrepresented minority (URM) scientists the opportunity to explore novel and innovative ideas through a two-year $100,000 grant.

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16-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Researchers Identify Gene with Functional Role in Aging of Eye

Researchers Identify Gene with Functional Role in Aging of Eye

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers say a gene known to be a biomarker of age plays a key role in age-associated functional and anatomical aging in mouse retinas, a finding that has direct relevance to age-related eye diseases.

Channels: Aging, Genetics, Vision, All Journal News,

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15-Jan-2020 1:15 PM EST
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Many older people's glasses of wrong power

University of Gothenburg

Overall, Swedish 70-year-olds' eyesight is good, but many could see even better. Six in ten can improve their vision by getting eyeglasses or changing the power of the glasses they already have, according to a new study from the University of Gothenburg.

Channels: Aging, Healthcare, Seniors, Vision, All Journal News,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 2:25 PM EST
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Glaucoma Does Discriminate: Here’s What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

During Glaucoma Awareness Month in January, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is urging people to be screened, especially if you are at increased risk of glaucoma.

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14-Jan-2020 6:00 AM EST
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Newswise: UPMC First in the U.S. to Implant Wireless Retinal Device

UPMC First in the U.S. to Implant Wireless Retinal Device

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

UPMC is the first center in the U.S. to implant a wireless retinal device to treat advanced age-related macular degeneration.

Channels: Aging, Clinical Trials, Healthcare, Technology, Vision,

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13-Jan-2020 3:25 PM EST
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Survey Reveals Most Americans Know a Lot Less About Eye Health Than They Think They Do: Here’s Why That’s a Problem

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

A new survey has uncovered key gaps in American’s knowledge of eye health, and what they don’t know is putting them at risk of vision loss.

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13-Jan-2020 6:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Study to examine biomarkers, economic factors that may increase risk for cognitive decline

Study to examine biomarkers, economic factors that may increase risk for cognitive decline

Iowa State University

An image of your retina may help determine your risk for Alzheimer’s disease even before other symptoms are detectable. Iowa State researchers will use the retinal images, cognitive measurements and economic data to determine if this information can identify risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

Channels: Alzheimer's and Dementia, Cognition and Learning, Healthcare, Vision, National Institute on Aging (NIA),

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9-Jan-2020 10:30 AM EST
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Newswise: Virus surfaces help MTU engineers study vaccine and gene therapy applications

Virus surfaces help MTU engineers study vaccine and gene therapy applications

Michigan Technological University

An isoelectric point is a common way to characterize viruses. However, it’s not easy. To improve manufacturing for vaccines and gene therapy, a Michigan Tech team uses surface charge to determine the isoelectric point of different viruses. Specifically, they use a single-particle method with atomic force microscopy (AFM).

Channels: Chemistry, Engineering, Vaccines, Vision, All Journal News, Grant Funded News,

Released:
8-Jan-2020 12:05 PM EST
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