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Article ID: 702443

$5.1 Million Grant Will Fund Research to Develop a Stem Cell-Based Therapy for Blinding Eye Conditions

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Scientists at the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research and the Stein Eye Institute have been awarded a $5.1 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to advance the development of a novel therapy for blinding retinal conditions.

18-Oct-2018 4:15 PM EDT

Article ID: 702421

3-D Printed Prototype Sets the Stage for Bionic Eye Replacements

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Researchers at the University of Minnesota, with support from NIBIB, used a 3-D bioprinting technique to print photordetectors onto a curved surface. Through the combination of design innovation and the use of materials—including synthetic conducting polymers, functional electronics, and biological tissue—the team is creating prototypes of multiple replacement body parts, including skin, ears, spinal cord, and now a bionic eye.

18-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701842

Human Retinas Grown in a Dish Explain How Color Vision Develops

Johns Hopkins University

Biologists at Johns Hopkins University grew human retinas from scratch to determine how cells that allow people to see in color are made.

8-Oct-2018 3:20 PM EDT

Article ID: 701976

Rutgers Students Invent Medical Devices for Disabled Children and Adults

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Two summers ago, biomedical engineering students at Rutgers University–New Brunswick immersed themselves at Matheny in Peapack, New Jersey, a nonprofit organization that is home to scores of children and adults with cerebral palsy, spina bifida and other developmental disabilities. The students’ goal: find ways to improve their independence and quality of life. After talking with staffers and students at Matheny, the Rutgers students designed prototypes that were demonstrated there last spring. The reaction was very positive.

10-Oct-2018 11:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 701626

UIC receives Department of Defense grant to lead clinical trial of stem cell therapy for eye injuries

University of Illinois at Chicago

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have received a four-year, $5.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to lead a multi-site clinical trial to test the efficacy of a stem cell-based treatment for eye injuries.The treatment uses mesenchymal stem cells — cells that can differentiate into fat, bone or cartilage, but which also produce an abundance of anti-inflammatory factors that have been shown to speed healing and reduce scaring in experimental models of eye injury.

4-Oct-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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    3-Oct-2018 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 701474

Revolutionary Ultra-thin “Meta-lens” Enables Full-color Imaging

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Columbia Engineers have created the first flat lens capable of correctly focusing a large range of colors of any polarization to the same focal spot without the need for any additional elements. Only a micron thick, their revolutionary "flat" lens is much thinner than a sheet of paper and offers performance comparable to top-of-the-line compound lens systems. UPenn nanophotonics expert Nader Engheta, who was not involved with this study, notes: "This…is an exciting development in the field of flat optics.”

2-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 701308

Can Chiropractic Care Disrupt Vision?

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

For those in the habit of getting their neck adjusted, there's an important case to know about: High velocity neck manipulation have been shown to cause stress on the eye and vision loss.

1-Oct-2018 7:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 701306

Research to Prevent Blindness and Lions Club International Foundation to Continue Low Vision Research Award Partnership

Research to Prevent Blindness

Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) and Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) announced today that they will continue their partnership in the RPB/LCIF Low Vision Research Award.

1-Oct-2018 7:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 701350

New Study Confirms Mediterranean Diet Prevents a Leading Cause of Blindness

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Evidence is mounting that a poor diet plays an important role in the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in the United States.

30-Sep-2018 11:00 PM EDT

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