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Newswise: Dr. Shravani Mikkilineni Earns Top Honors in Ophthalmology Times® Research Scholar Program

Dr. Shravani Mikkilineni Earns Top Honors in Ophthalmology Times® Research Scholar Program

Henry Ford Health System

Shravani Mikkilineni, M.D., MBA, resident physician in Henry Ford Health System’s Department of Ophthalmology, was recognized among the top five honorees in the third-annual Ophthalmology Times® Research Scholar Honoree Program, earning first place for her presented research, “T2 Magnetic Resonance Assay for Detection of Ocular Candidiasis.”

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15-Nov-2019 1:25 PM EST
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Newswise: NIH, NIST researchers use artificial intelligence for quality control of stem cell-derived tissues

NIH, NIST researchers use artificial intelligence for quality control of stem cell-derived tissues

NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

Researchers at the National Eye Institute used artificial intelligence to evaluate stem cell-derived “patches” of retinal pigment epithelium tissue for implanting into the eyes of patients with age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness.

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14-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST
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ARVO and EBAA Announce EyeFind Research Grants

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) today announced a new grant program that will provide financial support to researchers seeking to use human eye tissue in their work.

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14-Nov-2019 2:55 PM EST
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Newswise: Sowell Center Awarded $1.25 Million Grant to Train Visual Impairment Specialists

Sowell Center Awarded $1.25 Million Grant to Train Visual Impairment Specialists

Texas Tech University

The Virginia Murray Sowell Center for Research and Education in Sensory Disabilities at Texas Tech University will train scholars as teachers of students with visual impairments, or orientation and mobility specialists, and allow them to complete a master’s degree in special education.

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12-Nov-2019 3:50 PM EST
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Newswise: Tocilizumab More Effective than Rituximab in RA Patients with Low B-Cell Levels in Synovial Tissue
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Tocilizumab More Effective than Rituximab in RA Patients with Low B-Cell Levels in Synovial Tissue

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

New research discovered that tocilizumab is more effective than rituximab in achieving low disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis whose synovial tissue show a low level of B cell infiltration and did not respond to conventional synthetic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (conventional synthetic DMARDs) or tumor necrosis factor (TNFi) inhibitors first (Abstract# 2911).

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6-Nov-2019 12:00 PM EST
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Wills Eye Hospital Presents Four Inaugural Awards at Gala Celebrating Renowned Retina Service and New Era in Vision Research

Wills Eye Hospital

Awards were presented to Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney; Thomas Jefferson University President and Jefferson Health CEO, Stephen Klasko, MD, MBA; Benefactor Steven H. Korman and Wills Eye Alumnus and Surgeon-Scientist, Jay Duker, MD

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6-Nov-2019 10:55 AM EST
Research Results
Newswise: Here’s How to Find out if Your Halloween Contact Lenses are Illegal

Here’s How to Find out if Your Halloween Contact Lenses are Illegal

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is urging people to buy decorative contact lenses only from retailers who require a prescription and sell FDA-approved products.

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