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New Artificial Retina Partially Restores Sight
2013-02-15 10:56:46

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Today the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an artificial retina that is the first device of its kind to treat a form of progressive blindness that begins in young adulthood. The device will not completely restore vision, but it does allow the wearer to detect differences in light patterns and some shapes from their environment. The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, developed by Second Sight Medical...

2013-01-16 23:03:36

Jan. 17 Event Will Honor Key Food Chief Executive; Special Guest Mrs. World Queens, NY (PRWEB) January 16, 2013 The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a national nonprofit that drives sight-saving research, will host its 2nd Annual ℠Una Visión Para El Futuro´ (A Vision for the Future) on Thursday, Jan. 17, at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows Park. The event will honor the accomplishments and community involvement of Key Food Chief Executive Dean Janeway, as supermarket...

Herbal Remedy May Help Protect Against Macular Degeneration
2012-11-28 09:03:33

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Herbal remedies have been used for thousands of years in Asia and early European cultures. In recent years, Western medicine has shown a renewed interest in herbs for their medicinal qualities, and scientists are now isolating the active compounds in many, documenting their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. A new study led by the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) reports that carnosic acid,...

Stems Cells Help Restore Visual Function In Mice
2012-10-02 13:47:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Columbia University ophthalmologists and stem cell researchers have developed an experimental treatment for blindness using the patient's skin cells, which has improved the vision of blind mice in testing. The findings of this research, published online in the journal Molecular Medicine, suggest that induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) could soon be used to improve vision in people with macular degeneration and other eye retina...

Propofol Controlled With Light, Possible Blindness Help As Well
2012-09-14 08:58:36

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study by German researchers found that a light-sensitive element that was mixed with the anesthetic propofol was able to be managed by light and the mixture could possibly be used to treat particular eye disorders. To begin, the scientists believe that inhibitory neurotransmitters can limit the activity of neurons and this reduction effect acts as the foundation for different anesthetics. In particular, propofol can work...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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