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2011-12-02 23:00:00

Sharon Kleyne, Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research Center, Discusses How to Prevent Surferâs Eye. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) December 02, 2011 Bio Logic Aqua Research Center announces new discoveries about Surferâs Eye or Pterygium. Pterygium is to of surfing what tennis elbow is to tennis. In short, you donât want any part of it and a wise surfer will do whatever it takes to avoid it. If you are a surfer who experiences frequent eye discomfort, and who...

2011-11-24 08:00:00

Following the October 2011 publication of WHO figures revealing the high levels of avoidable visual impairment, one of the UK's leading eye care experts is driving home the message about how important it is to get regular eye check-ups, reminding the UK public that in many cases, these check-ups are completely free. (PRWEB) November 24, 2011 In the wake of World Health Organisation estimates that more than 285 million people in the world are visually impaired, and that of those people, 39...

2011-11-11 16:10:00

Some of the Midwestâs best eye care professionals will shed light on a rare and mysterious eye disorder called keratoconus on Sunday, November 13th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Conference Center, 525 S. State Street in Chicago. The free seminar is presented by the National Keratoconus Foundation. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) November 11, 2011 Some of the Midwestâs best eye care professionals will shed light on a rare and mysterious eye disorder called...

Image 1 - Viruses Turned Into Molecular Legos
2011-10-20 04:45:47

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have turned a benign virus into an engineering tool for assembling structures that mimic collagen, one of the most important structural proteins in nature. The process they developed could eventually be used to manufacture materials with tunable optical, biomedical and mechanical properties. The researchers, led by Seung-Wuk Lee, UC Berkeley associate professor of bioengineering and faculty scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National...

2011-09-28 11:32:43

Scientists are reporting discovery of a potential new drug for epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) – sometimes called "pink eye" – a highly infectious eye disease that may occur in 15 million to 20 million people annually in the United States alone. Their report describing an innovative new "molecular wipe" that sweeps up viruses responsible for EKC appears in ACS's Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. Ulf Ellervik and colleagues note that there is no approved treatment for EKC,...

2011-07-25 12:59:00

LOS ANGELES, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned Beverly Hills ophthalmologist Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler performed his revolutionary non-invasive Holcomb C3-R® procedure on John Allen, a 31-year old from Shawnee, Oklahoma. Born partially deaf and with Down syndrome, Allen's vision was failing due to the degenerative eye disease Keratoconus. Though surgical options do exist to correct the disorder, surgeons had been reluctant to operate on Allen due to his pre-existing...

2011-07-22 06:44:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SynergEyes, Inc., the leader in hybrid contact lens technology, announced that ClearKone®, its second generation hybrid contact lens for irregular corneas, has been prescribed to more than 16,000 patients in 32 countries since the lens became available in late 2009. The high adoption rate of ClearKone® demonstrates that SynergEyes has successfully developed a hybrid contact lens that fits a broad spectrum...

2011-07-13 09:45:00

DAYTON, Ohio, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists have been wrong for 250 years about a fundamental aspect of tissue regeneration, according to a University of Dayton biologist who says his recent discovery is good news for humans. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110103/DC23496LOGO) Watch University of Dayton biologist Panagiotis Tsonis explain his discovery: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X4fqVNjwJI In research published in Nature Communications this month,...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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