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2010-12-09 15:28:00

A Statement from JDRF President and CEO, Jeffrey Brewer NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Today Congress passed a multi-year renewal of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP), ensuring that studies on promising diabetes treatments and avenues toward a cure continue uninterrupted. As the father of a son living with type 1 diabetes, and as CEO of JDRF, one of the leading advocates for the renewal of this program, I applaud the U.S. government for its continued commitment to end...

2010-11-21 23:00:00

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and BERLIN, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: REGN) and Bayer HealthCare today announced that in two parallel Phase 3 studies in patients with the neovascular form of age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD), all regimens of VEGF Trap-Eye (aflibercept ophthalmic solution), including VEGF Trap-Eye dosed every two months, successfully met the primary endpoint compared to the current standard of care, ranibizumab dosed every...

2010-11-09 11:12:03

One drug's startling ability to restore retinal health in the eyes of diabetic mice has researchers wanting to learn more about how it works and whether it might do the same for people. "We want to know if this drug has the potential to block the visual devastation that can occur with diabetes," said Dr. Sylvia Smith, retinal cell biologist and co-director of the Vision Discovery Institute at the Medical College of Georgia. "That means we need to know more about how and when it is...

2010-10-31 23:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Group visits, telemedicine, peer counseling, and Internet-based education and case management are among the innovative strategies Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researchers are studying to increase access to care and improve the health outcomes of Veterans and others with diabetes. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/va/46446/ VA researchers are seeking better ways to prevent...

2010-10-19 07:37:16

A recent study conducted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology estimates that nearly 188 million Americans suffer from vision impairments such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. As patients return to work and school, Chester County Eye Care Associates is helping patients correct their vision impairments and prepare for fall with the range of eye care procedures they offer, including complete eye exams to screen for other common afflictions of the eye such as glaucoma,...

2010-10-18 12:29:01

Oct. 17 AAO-MEACO Joint Meeting 2010 scientific program highlights Data on glaucoma risk in people with migraine and on innovative uses of mobile, digital technology are featured in today's Scientific Program, to be presented at the 2010 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) "“ Middle East-Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) Joint Meeting. The AAO-MEACO meeting is in session October 16 through 19 at McCormick Place, Chicago. It is the largest, most comprehensive ophthalmic...

2010-10-18 12:14:44

Oct. 17 scientific program highlights, AAO-MEACO 2010 Joint Meeting At the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) "“ Middle East-Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) Joint Meeting today, researchers report progress on two top eye disease challenges: treating advanced "dry" age-related macular degeneration, and preventing blindness in people with diabetes. The Joint Meeting is in session October 16 through 19 at McCormick Place, Chicago. The AAO-MEACO meeting is the world's largest,...

2010-10-12 14:01:16

The number of Medicare recipients undergoing treatment for retinal conditions nearly doubled between 1997 and 2007, with significant shifts in the types of procedures most commonly performed, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Retinal disease is highly prevalent among older individuals, and both age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy account for more than half the irreversible blindness in older...

2010-09-20 22:36:54

St. Jude research results help build a foundation for the next generation of therapies using cell-replacement strategies to restore vision lost to the retinal degeneration associated with glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration New research led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators adds to evidence that the Six3 gene functions like a doorman in the developing brain and visual system, safeguarding the future retina by keeping the region where the...

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2010-09-13 09:40:00

International pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca will team up with University College London (UCL) with the hopes of using stem cells to develop medicine that will help repair the eyesight of those suffering from diabetic retinopathy (DR), the firm announced in a Monday press release. As part of the agreement, the London-based biologics corporation will team with researchers at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology over the next three years. Together, they will work to "identify new therapeutic...


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