Help people talk with their doctor about AMD

Being diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, can bring up a lot of questions. Use this guide to help people recently diagnosed with AMD get the conversation going with their doctor.

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NEI Research News

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NIH-funded study shows children recycle brain regions when acquiring new skills

June 17, 2021

Scientists studied the brain activity of school-aged children during development and found that regions that activated upon seeing limbs (hands, legs, etc.) subsequently activated upon seeing faces or words when the children grew older.
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Scientists unravel the function of a sight-saving growth factor

June 16, 2021

Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have determined how certain short protein fragments, called peptides, can protect neuronal cells found in the light-sensing retina layer at the back of the eye.
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What makes us sneeze?

June 15, 2021

A team led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified, in mice, specific cells and proteins that control the sneeze reflex.

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