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2014-08-12 12:29:00

LONDON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2183837/Global-Age-Related-Macular-Degeneration-AMD-Market-2014-2018.html About AMDAMD is defined as the deterioration of the eye's macula. The macula is a small area in the retina that is responsible for central vision. The exact etiology of AMD is unknown. There are two types of macular...

2014-02-10 23:24:41

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 55 and it roughly affects 15 million Americans. Mechanicsburg, PA (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 55 and it roughly affects 15 million Americans. According to the National Eye Institute, AMD occurs when the small central portion of the retina, known as the macula, deteriorates....

2013-08-15 20:46:06

In a study published on line this week in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, Drs. Donita Garland, Rosario Fernandez-Godino, and Eric Pierce of the Ocular Genomics Institute at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, along with their colleagues, reported the unexpected finding that in mice genetically engineered to have an inherited form of macular degeneration, turning off the animals' complement system, a part of the immune system, prevented the disease. Macular...

2012-04-09 09:26:35

Controlling an inflammatory component IL-18 in age-related macular degeneration could prevent the development of the disease Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have discovered that a part of the immune system called the inflammasome is involved in regulating the development of one of the most common forms of blindness, called Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). They have discovered that controlling an inflammatory component IL-18, in cases of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)...

2011-08-15 06:39:22

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness in America. A new risk assessment model may help predict development of AMD, according to this study. "As progress in designing better preventive measures and earlier treatment options accelerates and new gene associations are identified that add to currently known risk factors, the desirability of having a reliable risk assessment model has become of considerable interest and potential...

2011-08-08 19:50:44

A new risk assessment model may help predict development of advanced age-related macular degeneration, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness in the United States and the Western world, according to background information in the article. "As progress in designing better preventive measures and earlier treatment options accelerates and new gene...

2011-01-10 15:39:04

An estimated 6.5 percent of Americans age 40 and older have the eye disease age-related macular degeneration, a lower rate than was reported 15 years ago, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Despite new medical and surgical interventions, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) remains an important cause of loss of vision in the United States," the authors write as background information in the article. The last...

2010-06-24 15:53:24

 The most common "“ and under-diagnosed "“ genetic disease in humans just may be a cause of the worst form of macular degeneration, Medical College of Georgia researchers report. They are pursuing a link between hemochromatosis, which results in iron overload, and the wet form of macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in people 60 and older. They suspect that too much iron, known to wreak cumulative havoc on the body's organs, hastens normal aging of the eyes....

2010-06-15 14:33:53

Early-stage age-related macular degeneration appears to be related to modifiable risk factors, including smoking and low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL or "good" cholesterol), according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The condition appears uncommon before age 55 but the risk increases with age thereafter. Most studies assessing the prevalence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have focused on middle- and older-age...

2010-01-04 14:38:29

Scientists discover the relationship between 2 blood proteins plays a pivotal role in staving off the condition Researchers at University College London say they have gleaned a key insight into the molecular beginnings of age-related macular degeneration, the No. 1 cause of vision loss in the elderly, by determining how two key proteins interact to naturally prevent the onset of the condition. In a paper to be published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the team...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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