Displaying 31–40 of 42 research results
Jan 10, 2013 Science Education
For developers of treatments for rare diseases — including inherited retinal conditions — “orphan” status provides valuable benefits, such as tax incentives, access to special research grants and assistance with clinical trial design.
Jan 4, 2013 Science Education
Definitive diagnoses for inherited retinal diseases don’t always come easy, even for the patients of the most knowledgeable doctors.
Nov 29, 2012 Science Education
Research has suggested that DHA in your diet is good for preventing and treating cardiovascular diseases, neurological conditions, depression and a slew of other conditions and maladies, including those that affect the retina.
Nov 6, 2012 Science Education
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 Science Education
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.
Jul 27, 2012 Science Education
Great progress is being made in identifying targets for therapies, including using the body’s own protective systems to keep the photoreceptors alive.
Jun 12, 2012 Science Education
How therapies will likely be used synergistically in the future.
May 3, 2012 Science Education
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 Science Education
A quick primer on genes and their critical role in building proteins.
Mar 28, 2012 Science Education
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.