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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
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New stem cell technique offers hope for those with corneal damage

September 1, 2020

Harvard Medical School surgeons at Massachusetts Eye and Ear have replaced the ocular surface of four patients who each experienced chemical burns to one eye.
3D printed model of Sars-CoV-2

LSU Health Study Explains Multipronged SARS-CoV-2 Attack & Widespread COVID-19 Infection

August 28, 2020

A study of a gateway receptor for SARS-CoV-2 from Louisiana State University may help explain the wide variety of symptoms and organs involved with SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19.
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Scientists Identify the Cognitive Limitations that Hamper Our Decision-Making

August 26, 2020

How do we weigh risks? A new study from New York University and Peking University found that our cognitive limitations distort our notions of probability.
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Optical illusions explained in a fly’s eyes

August 24, 2020

Why people perceive motion in some static images has mystified not only those who view these optical illusions but neuroscientists who have tried to explain the phenomenon. Now Yale neuroscientists have found some answers in the eyes of flies.
city street at night as seen by a person with normal vision

How Do We Prioritize What We See?

August 13, 2020

A new study by a team of neuroscientists has discovered that one specific region, the occipital cortex, plays a causal role in piloting our attention to manage the intake of images.

Multifocal contact lenses slow myopia progression in children

August 11, 2020

Children wearing multifocal contact lenses had slower progression of their myopia, according to results from a clinical trial funded by the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.
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New treatment targets found for blinding retinal disease

August 10, 2020

When the eye isn’t getting enough oxygen in the face of common conditions like premature birth or diabetes, it can result in blindness. Scientists have identified new points where they may be able to enable recovery.
Microscopy image in blue and green showing mouse optic nerve

NIH-funded study identifies stem cells in optic nerve

July 31, 2020

A National Eye Institute-funded study has identified a type of stem cell called a neural progenitor cell, in a region of the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain.
David Gamm in the laboratory

UW researchers devise approach to treat rare, incurable form of blindness

July 30, 2020

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin‒Madison have published a proof-of-concept method to correct an inherited form of macular degeneration that causes blindness, and that is currently untreatable.