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2014-07-17 23:07:03

The Cornea Society has awarded the Castroviejo Medal, the society’s highest honor, to UC-Davis Health System Eye Center Professor and Chair Mark J. Mannis, MD, F.A.C.S. Fairfax, Virginia (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 The Cornea Society has awarded the Castroviejo Medal, the society’s highest honor, to UC-Davis Health System Eye Center Professor and Chair Mark J. Mannis, MD, F.A.C.S. The medal, named in honor of Ramon Castroviejo, the father of modern corneal transplant surgery and the...

Human Stem Cells Lead To Corneal Regrowth, Improved Vision In Mice
2014-07-03 08:25:39

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online In an exciting new study, researchers have discovered a way to collect cells for the regeneration of corneal tissue – the clear membrane covering the pupil that directs light into the back of the eye. The research team from Boston reported that purified human stem cells were used to improve long-term vision in mice. Currently, the team is waiting for FDA-approval to begin patient clinical trials. This collaborative research...

2014-05-13 15:21:34

Elsevier Health Sciences Corneal nerve fiber assessment proposed for managing patients with HIV-induced peripheral neuropathy, according to The American Journal of Pathology Corneal nerve fiber assessment has great potential as a tool to diagnose and monitor peripheral neuropathy induced by HIV, say scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The results of their study are published in The American Journal of Pathology. Although corneal nerve assessments have shown...

2014-05-08 23:14:04

Imagine a new eye-dentity with ‘Everlasting Eye Color,’ a cutting-edge surgical procedure that enables surgeons to change the color of a patient’s eyes for cosmetic reasons. Kuwait (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Have you ever wanted to change the color of your eyes permanently? The Beverly Hills Medical Center of Kuwait (BHMC), a state-of-the-art surgery center that connects Gulf-area residents with some of the most prestigious surgeons from around the world, is now offering an outpatient...

2014-05-07 11:02:43

Seeking better understanding of the eye's tear film distribution, scientists are also looking for better treatments and cure for disease that afflicts millions The eye is an exquisitely sensitive system with many aspects that remain somewhat of a mystery—both in the laboratory and in the clinic. A U.S.-based team of mathematicians and optometrists is working to change this by gaining a better understanding of the inner workings of tear film distribution over the eye's surface. This,...

2014-05-06 12:27:29

Working to gain a better understanding of the eye's tear film distribution, scientists also seek better treatments or a cure for disease that afflicts millions WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The eye is an exquisitely sensitive system with many aspects that remain somewhat of a mystery--both in the laboratory and in the clinic. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130627/DC39790LOGO A U.S.-based team of mathematicians and optometrists is working to change this...

2014-05-02 08:24:37

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII), a biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing innovative therapies addressing major unmet medical needs using RNA-targeted technologies, today announced results from the assessment of connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) protein levels following intravitreal injection, of RXI?109 in the eyes of cynomolgus monkeys, as part of a dose-range finding study to...

2014-03-11 16:23:15

LONDON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Breakthroughs in Ophthalmic Devices and Drug Delivery Technologies (Technical Insights) Venture Capital and Private Equity Firms Vital for Ophthalmic Device and Drug Delivery InnovationThe aging of the population around the world will consequently lead to a rapid increase in the 65-and-over population by 2030, a population that accounts for the highest incidence and prevalence of eye...

Possible Link To Glaucoma In Newly Discovered Eye Layer
2014-02-17 12:48:20

University of Nottingham A new layer in the human cornea — discovered by researchers at The University of Nottingham last year — plays a vital role in the structure of the tissue that controls the flow of fluid from the eye, research has shown. The findings, published in a paper in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, could shed new light on glaucoma, a devastating disease caused by defective drainage of fluid from the eye and the world's second leading cause of blindness. The...

2013-12-30 12:22:25

For the estimated 10 percent of patients whose bodies reject a corneal transplant, the odds of a second transplant succeeding are poor. All that could change, however, based on a UT Southwestern Medical Center study that has found a way to boost the corneal transplant acceptance rate. In the study, researchers found that corneal transplants in mice were accepted 90 percent of the time when the action of an immune system molecule called interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) was blocked and when the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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