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Newswise: Researchers Uncover Mechanism for How Common Gene Therapy Vectors Enter Cells

Researchers Uncover Mechanism for How Common Gene Therapy Vectors Enter Cells

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Researchers have identified a novel cellular entry factor for adeno-associated virus vector (AAV) types—the most commonly used viral vectors for in vivo gene therapy.

Channels: All Journal News, Cell Biology, Clinical Trials, Genetics, Pharmaceuticals, Vision, National Institutes of Health (NIH),

Released:
23-Jan-2020 11:15 AM EST

A UNIQUE EXPLORATION OF OCT IMAGING: Optical Coherence Tomography – Its Uses and Benefits for Each Part of the Eye

Wills Eye Hospital

A first-of-its-kind conference taking a broad approach to discussing how Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) can be utilized in valuable ways from the perspective of each section of the eye will take place at Wills Eye Hospital, Saturday, January 25, 2020.

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Released:
22-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST
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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.

Channels: Pharmaceuticals, Vision, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Children's Health, Healthcare, All Journal News, Staff Picks,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 12:20 AM EST
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Wolters Kluwer to Publish Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Wolters Kluwer, Health announced today that it will begin publishing the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (JCRS) under its Lippincott portfolio as part of a new partnership with the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS). The January 2020 issue of JCRS will be the first to be published by Wolters Kluwer, which will also take over publication of a freely available companion journal, JCRS Online Case Reports.

Channels: Surgery, Vision,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 2:15 PM 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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Released:
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,

Released:
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.

Channels: Healthcare, Race and Ethnicity, Vision,

Released:
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,

Released:
13-Jan-2020 3:25 PM EST
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