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New technique enhances quality control of lab-grown cells for AMD treatment

Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have improved a crucial step in the production of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), a tissue they grow in the lab from patient blood cells and are testing in a clinical trial as treatment for...
18-Jan-2024 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Metabolomics: A New Approach to Understanding Glaucoma

Glaucoma remains one of the most common causes of vision loss and blindness in the U.S. and much of the world, disproportionately affecting older people, African Americans, and Hispanics and Latinos.
14-Nov-2023 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Scientists discover external protein network can help stabilize neural connections

The Noelin family of secreted proteins bind to the external portion of AMPA glutamate receptors and stabilize them on the neuronal cellular membrane, a process necessary for transmission of full-strength signals between neurons, according to a study...
10-Aug-2023 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Intraocular corticosteroids best for treating complications of chronic inflammatory eye condition

Repeat treatment with corticosteroid injections improved vision in people with persistent or recurrent uveitis-related macular edema better than two other therapies, according to results from a clinical trial funded by the National Eye Institute...
8-Jun-2023 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NEI Scientists publish recipe for making blood vessel cells from patient stem cells

Researchers at NIH’s National Eye Institute have published a detailed protocol for making three cell types that are key components to form blood vessels and capillaries.
16-May-2023 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Extremely rare gene variants point to a potential cause of age-related macular degeneration

A study from the National Eye Institute (NEI) identified rare genetic variants that could point to one of the general mechanisms driving age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a common cause of vision loss in older adults.
29-Mar-2023 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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FDA-approved drug shows promise in lab models for blinding childhood disease 

A National Eye Institute-led team has identified a compound already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that keeps light-sensitive photoreceptors alive in three models of Leber congenital amaurosis type 10 (LCA 10), an inherited...
29-Mar-2023 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Visually navigating on foot uses unique brain region

Using vision to efficiently move through an area by foot uses a unique region of the brain’s cortex, according to a small study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI).
15-Mar-2023 8:45 AM 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

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