macular degeneration

New implant makes blind mice see, gives hope to blind


August 14th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) A radical new implant has restored vision to blind mice, offering hope to millions of sightless humans.The mice's vision was good enough to distinguish a baby's ... Read more...

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Flatworm may help battle eye diseases


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) The planarian flatworm, which is able to recreate missing parts of its body, is being studied intensely by researchers who believe the worm could hold the ... Read more...

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Judi Dench battles to save eyesight


February 18th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Bond actress Dame Judi Dench is trying to save her eyesight from a disease which can lead to blindness. It has already left her unable to ... Read more...

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Grapes can stave off age-related blindness


January 15th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) Eating grapes seem to slow or help prevent the onset of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a condition affecting millions of elderly people worldwide. AMD is a ... Read more...

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Obese adolescents benefit from high-dose vitamin D


November 2nd, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) Providing obese adolescents with a high daily dose of vitamin D3 can be a safe and effective way of improving their vitamin D status.Vitamin D3 deficiency ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist’s gene therapy shows promise in slowing AMD


April 30th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): A new in vivo study by researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine has found that a gene therapy approach using a protein called CD59, or protectin, shows ... Read more...

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Near infra-red light can heal damaged vision


April 20th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 20 (IANS) Applying gentle near-infra-red light can undo damage caused by exposure to bright light, which may end in vision loss otherwise.Krisztina Valter of the Vision Centre and ... Read more...

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Low-cost molecular medicine offers hope for patients with vision loss


April 18th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 18 (ANI): Molecular medicine is beginning to provide hope for patients with declining sight when all other therapies have been exhausted, according to an expert.These low-cost preventive molecular medicine ... Read more...

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Now, a new eye jab that could cure blindness!


April 17th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 17 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new eye injection, which they claim could cure blindness.The treatment, which costs 2,000 pounds, could stop the onset of blindness and can also help ... Read more...

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High Vitamin D levels ‘may prevent age-related vision loss’


April 12th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): A University at Buffalo study has found that women under the age of 75 with high vitamin D status were less likely to have early age-related macular degeneration ... Read more...

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Genetic clues to major cause of kidney disease worldwide found


April 6th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 06 (ANI): Scientists have discovered five regions in the human genome that increase susceptibility to immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy, a major cause of kidney failure worldwide - systematically identifying those ... Read more...

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Pot-bellied men run risk of going blind


April 3rd, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) Piling on the fat in middle age could significantly raise a man's risk of blindness later in life. An expanding waistline puts men in danger of ... Read more...

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Potbellied men ‘ likelier to go blind’


April 1st, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 1 (ANI): A new study has found that piling on pounds in middle age could significantly raise a man's risk of blindness later in life.Researchers at the University of Melbourne ... Read more...

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Soon, a supplement that makes workouts more enjoyable


March 28th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, March 28 (ANI): Nutritional Physiology Research Centre researchers at the University of South Australia are working on a supplement that will make exercise more fun."We are looking at the combination of ... Read more...

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Stem cell therapy for age-related macular degeneration may soon be a reality


March 25th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): It may soon be possible to treat or even cure age-related macular degeneration using stem cell therapy, thanks to a new research by Georgetown University Medical Center researchers.In ... Read more...

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Eating fish can reduce blindness risk by half


March 15th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 15 (IANS) Eating fish just once or twice a week could reduce the risk of suffering from the most common form of blindness by nearly half. Research shows ... Read more...

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Eating fish ‘cuts women’s eyesight loss risk in old age’


March 15th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): Women who regularly consume fish and omega-3 fatty acids have a lower risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new study.Researchers at Brigham and Women's ... Read more...

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Drug-carrying microbot roams through eye


March 11th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 11 (ANI): A new system that effectively delivers drugs to the eyes, using a microbot, could offer hope to thousands of patients who suffer from conditions like age-related macular degeneration, ... Read more...

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Blind English pensioner, 76, ’sees again after kissing pic of late wife’


February 18th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 18 (ANI): A 76-year-old blind pensioner in England, who was told he would never see again, has baffled eye specialists when he regained his sight after kissing a photograph of ... Read more...

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Drugs to treat age-related blindness


February 7th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Scientists have come up with new ways to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD) -- the most prevalent type of blindness among the elderly -- after figuring out one ... Read more...

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Study identifies key mechanisms in geographic atrophy


February 7th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): A new study from researchers of the University of Kentucky has discovered a molecular mechanism implicated in geographic atrophy, the major cause of untreatable blindness in the industrialized ... Read more...

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How to fight the signs of aging


January 5th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Is aging taking a toll on your mind and you don't know what to do? Well, take a breather, for an expert has revealed new ways to keep ... Read more...

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Structure of immune system’s key molecule offers clues for designing drugs


December 28th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Utrecht University have deciphered a key step in an evolutionarily old branch of the immune response.This system, called complement, comprises a ... Read more...

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Eating oily fish keeps blindness at bay


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) A diet rich in oily fish could hold the key to preventing blindness in the elderly, a study says.The Omega-3 group of fatty acids, found in oily fish ... Read more...

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Stem cells for curing blindness ready for tests


November 22nd, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) A revolutionary technique that could restore sight to the blind and prevent others from losing theirs is to be tested on people for the first time.Researchers have given ... Read more...

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Vitamin A pill could protect the sight of millions


October 18th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) A drug based on vitamin A could prevent millions from going blind as they get older, say researchers.The treatment was able to stop the most common cause of ... Read more...

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Vitamin A pill ‘can prevent old-age related blindness in millions’


October 18th, 2010 - 11:19 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a drug based on vitamin A could prevent millions from going blind as they get older.Researchers found that the drug fenretinide, found ... Read more...

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Fake eye drug affects over 60 Chinese


September 24th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 24 (IANS) At least 61 people suffered from allergic reactions after being administered fake eye drops at a hospital in Shanghai, officials said Thursday. The victims were, however, not blinded. The ... Read more...

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Now, ‘intelligent’ pot that lights up when plant needs water


July 29th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): A new 'intelligent' pot, invented by a young Brit, sends out a distress signal whenever the plant needs some help.Natalie King's 'Tulipe' pot glows bright red at ... Read more...

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Early AMD linked to smoking, cholesterol levels


June 15th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): A new research has shown that early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is related to modifiable risk factors, including smoking and low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL or 'good' ... Read more...

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Drug for bowel cancer can treat eye disease


June 14th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 14 (IANS) A cheap, unlicensed drug originally produced for bowel cancer can treat an eye condition called age-related macular degeneration (AMD), new research has revealed. Researchers based at Moorfields Eye Hospital ... Read more...

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Inexpensive drug to prevent sight loss shown to be safe, effective


June 11th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): In a new study, an inexpensive, but unlicensed drug to help prevent severe sight loss in older people has been shown to be safe and effective.The drug Bevacizumab ... Read more...

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Successful bionic eye implants Down Under by 2014


May 28th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 28 (ANI): By 2014, see the emergence of a successful bionic eye in Australia, say scientists.Experts from Australia's ICT Research Centre of Excellence, National ICT Australia (NICTA) have showcased a ... Read more...

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Scientists create retina from human embryonic stem cells


May 27th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Scientists have created an eight-layer, early stage retina from human embryonic stem cells, the first three-dimensional tissue structure to be made from stem cells. The complex tissue structure ... Read more...

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Additional genes linked to age-related macular degeneration identified


April 13th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Three new genes linked with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have been identified in a large genetic study.Two of these genes are involved in the cholesterol pathway."Genome-wide association ... Read more...

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