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FAU Researchers receive $1.3 million NIH grant for stem cell research

October 14, 2020

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine hope to conquer a major limitation in the ability for scientists to engineer tissues for regenerative therapies for age-related and degenerative diseases.
Dr. Scott examining a dog's eyes

Texas A&M Researchers Develop Treatment For Canine Ocular Condition Using Turmeric

September 3, 2020

Researchers at Texas A&M University have produced a therapeutic derived from turmeric, a spice long-praised for its natural anti-inflammatory properties, that shows promise in decreasing ocular inflammation in dogs suffering from uveitis, an inflammation
Kantorow and Brennan

Florida Atlantic Scientists land NEI grant for tissue engineering approach

April 3, 2020

The Kantorow Laboratory and research program have been continually funded by the NIH’s National Eye Institute for almost two decades.
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Insight to the Eye Lens

May 17, 2018

U. Delaware's Salil Lachke identifies new mechanism essential for eye lens development.
Brunescent nuclear cataract

NEI charts a clearer future for cataract prevention and treatment

June 29, 2017

Research funded by the National Eye Institute aims to reverse progression of cataracts—the most common cause of blindness worldwide—or to prevent them from forming altogether.

NIH-Funded Scientists Home in on Molecular Causes of Secondary Cataract

March 24, 2017

Four to 12 percent of people undergoing cataract surgery to replace a cloudy lens with a clear artificial one develop posterior capsule opacification (PCO).
The level of alpha-crystallin in the eye declines as cataract progresses. Left: The eye of a patient with an early cataract. Right: After 20 months, the same eye has a clinically significant cataract. During that period, the level of alpha-crystallin decreased by more than 94 percent.

Space Lab Technology May Help Researchers Detect Early Signs of Cataract

December 22, 2015

As we age, proteins in the lenses of our eyes start misbehaving: They unfold and congregate in clusters that block, scatter and distort light as it passes through the lens.
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Novel Mechanism Identified in Cells in Close Proximity

December 15, 2015

Researchers at Florida Atlantic University are the first to show that cells in close proximity to each other can sense when a cell is dying due to environmental stressors like UV light and smoke, and eat the cell before it becomes toxic.
Sheila West, Ph.D.

Hopkins Vision Researcher Links Environmental Change to Eye Health Hazards

December 2, 2015

Another reason to worry about climate change: Expanding areas of arid land, air pollution, and greater exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation all present potential health hazards to your eyes, according to Sheila West, Ph.D....
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Eye Drops Could Clear Up Cataracts Using Newly Identified Chemical

November 5, 2015

A chemical that could potentially be used in eye drops to reverse cataracts, the leading cause of blindness, has been identified by a team of scientists