Displaying 291–300 of 304 research results
Nov 6, 2012
Thanks to recent advances in stem cell research, we are getting closer to replacing cells in the retina lost to diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration.
Nov 2, 2012
Scientists have found a way to take a small skin or blood sample from a patient, turn back the clock on those sample cells so they become stem cells, and then coax them forward to become photoreceptors, or any other cell type in the body.
Oct 15, 2012
The 2012 Nobel Medicine prize winners are having an enormous impact on sight-saving retinal research.
Jul 27, 2012
Great progress is being made in identifying targets for therapies, including using the body’s own protective systems to keep the photoreceptors alive.
Jul 17, 2012
Known as the implantable miniature telescope (IMT), the device is surgically placed in the eye, where it focuses images onto the area of the patient’s retina that is still functional.
Jun 19, 2012
How do you know if a treatment is legit? There should be preclinical and clinical trial data published in a peer-reviewed journal on research for the treatment.
Jun 12, 2012
How therapies will likely be used synergistically in the future.
May 3, 2012
While it may not seem obvious, the FDA ultimately drives everything — the researchers and the money. That’s because without FDA approval, you have no treatment, even if you have great research and adequate funding.
Apr 11, 2012
A quick primer on genes and their critical role in building proteins.
Mar 28, 2012
Because measuring changes is not always easy, people in clinical trials often undergo a number of different tests over one or several years. It can be challenging for the patient, but is necessary to determine if a treatment is working.