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Participation in Clinical Trials Improves Diabetes Care

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The development of new therapies and cures would be impossible without patients volunteering for clinical research studies. In exchange, volunteers often receive care based on the latest research, while gaining the satisfaction of helping others....
8-Nov-2017 4:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Fifty Years of Vision Research Opens Window Into the Brain

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The eye is more than a window to the soul; it is a window to the brain. To highlight the important connection between vision science and neuroscience, the NIH’s National Eye Institute is kicking off its 50th anniversary celebration with the...
2-Nov-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NIH Researchers Unleash Therapeutic Potential of IL-35

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NIH scientists have simplified manufacturing and dosing of a potential drug candidate for the autoimmune eye disease uveitis—a vision-threatening condition that accounts for about 15 percent of blindness in the U.S. The protein in question, part...
17-Oct-2017 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Myopia: A Close Look at Efforts to Turn Back a Growing Problem

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Several studies indicate that the prevalence of myopia is increasing in the U.S. and worldwide, and researchers project that the trend will continue in the coming decades. Otherwise known as nearsightedness, myopia occurs when the eye grows too long...
5-Oct-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

National Eye Institute Awards Prize for ‘Retina in a Dish’ Competition

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A proposal to create a living model of the human retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye, won $90,000 in the National Eye Institute (NEI) 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge (3-D ROC). The NEI 3-D ROC is an initiative that seeks to...
28-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Unlock Regenerative Potential of Cells in the Mouse Retina

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Cells within an injured mouse eye can be coaxed into regenerating neurons and those new neurons appear to integrate themselves into the eye’s circuitry, new research shows. The findings potentially open the door to new treatments for eye trauma...
25-Jul-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Safely Viewing a Solar Eclipse

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A solar eclipse will be visible across North America for 2 to 3 hours on Monday, August 21, 2017. Watching the moon slowly block out the sun is a rare opportunity but should be attempted with caution.
24-Jul-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Eye Microbiome Trains Immune Cells to Fend Off Pathogens in Mice

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Bugs in your eyes may be a good thing. Resident microbes living on the eye are essential for immune responses that protect the eye from infection, new research shows. The study, which appears in the journal Immunity on July 11, demonstrates the...
6-Jul-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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NEI Highlights Cell and Gene Therapies, Novel Imaging Technologies at Vision Research Meeting

The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of NIH, is participating in the Inaugural Press Conference from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting (ARVO 2016).
29-Apr-2016 10:05 AM EDT

Hopkins Vision Researcher Links Environmental Change to Eye Health Hazards

Another reason to worry about climate change: Expanding areas of arid land, air pollution, and greater exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation all present potential health hazards to your eyes, according to Sheila West, Ph.D., vice chair for research...
8-Dec-2015 3:30 PM EST

Dr. Emily Chew of #NIH Is Available to Talk About Macular Degeneration

21-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT

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