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2012-12-18 11:29:55

A new therapeutic approach to diabetes that combines insulin and an inhibitor of the epidermal growth factor (EGF) betacellulin could limit the progression of diabetic macular edema (DME), Cleveland Clinic researcher Bela Anand-Apte, MD, PhD, said at the American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting, on Dec. 17 in San Francisco. The study, conducted with insulin-dependent diabetic mice, showed that by thwarting "cross-talk" between insulin and betacellulin (BTC), which promotes the...

Increase In Vision Impairment Associated With Higher Prevalence Of Diabetes
2012-12-12 12:17:05

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Vision loss that has been associated with diabetes has been on the incline in the US, with a 20 percent increase seen in less than 10 years. As prevalence of diabetes is also on the rise, and is now being seen more and more in younger people, health experts are worried that a growing number of people are going to suffer from vision problems–notably nonrefractive vision impairment (NVI). Publishing the results of a new study...

2012-11-12 13:00:59

Report on devices' potential as visual aids to be presented at the 116th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology People who have eye diseases that damage their central vision can regain the ability to read quickly and comfortably by using digital tablets, according to a recent study. The research found that people with moderate vision loss could increase their reading speed by 15 words-per-minute, on average. Using a tablet with a back-lit screen resulted in the fastest...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.