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Latest Optic nerve Stories

2012-04-04 12:19:11

Working in mice, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have devised a treatment that prevents the optic nerve injury that occurs in glaucoma, a neurodegenerative disease that is a leading cause of blindness.

2012-03-19 16:59:32

Jackson Laboratory researchers have demonstrated that a single, targeted x-ray treatment of an individual eye in young, glaucoma-prone mice provided that eye with apparently life-long and typically complete protection from glaucoma.

2012-03-19 16:56:50

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness worldwide.

2012-03-14 12:55:12

For the first time, scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have made early retina structures containing proliferating neuroretinal progenitor cells using induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells derived from human blood.

2012-03-07 13:49:33

A new paradigm to explain glaucoma is rapidly emerging, and it is generating brain-based treatment advances that may ultimately vanquish the disease known as the "sneak thief of sight."

2012-02-09 00:51:31

A new study identifies specific cell-stress signaling pathways that link injury of the optic nerve with irreversible vision loss.

2012-01-05 11:48:44

Glaucoma is a major cause of vision loss in the United States, affecting about 2.2 million Americans.

2011-09-29 14:34:22

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.