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Latest Retinal Degeneration Stories

2010-06-14 13:06:09

Usher syndrome (USH), an inherited condition involving both hearing and vision loss, is not a simply recessively inherited disease.

2010-06-14 13:01:08

Researchers working toward cure for pigmentosa; other retinal diseases.

2010-06-03 04:20:00

TOKYO, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- We are pleased to announce that the Phase II clinical study of UF-021, product name Ocuseva (TM), which we are developing as a therapeutic drug for retinitis pigmentosa (note 1), has been completed. Retinitis pigmentosa is an intractable disease where therapeutic drugs or therapeutic methods have not been established yet.

2010-03-31 16:38:44

New research in the FASEB Journal shows that nucleic acid nanoparticle platform delivery technology achieves successful gene transfer and reverses affects of retinitis pigmentosa in mice

2010-02-17 08:34:10

Research by Johns Hopkins sensory biologists studying fruit flies, has revealed a critical step in fly vision.

2010-01-27 10:58:03

Researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts have developed a new tool for gene therapy that significantly increases gene delivery to cells in the retina compared to other carriers and DNA alone.

2010-01-19 11:34:29

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered new links between a common form of inherited blindness affecting children and a gene known as Abelson helper integration site-1 (AHI1).

2009-10-24 13:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Born with a retinal disease that made him legally blind, and would eventually leave him totally sightless, the nine-year-old boy used to sit in the back of the classroom, relying on the large print on an electronic screen and assisted by teacher aides.

2009-10-22 12:13:10

Electronic eye implanted at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia mimics human retina.

2009-10-02 09:03:46

A new study reports that transplanted pigment-containing visual cells derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) successfully preserved structure and function of the specialized light-sensitive lining of the eye (known as the retina) in an animal model of retinal degeneration.


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honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.