Tag: eyes

Innovation, Research

Molecular link traced from gene to late-onset retinal degeneration

December 9, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

Scientists have discovered that gene therapy and the diabetes drug metformin may be potential treatments for late-onset retinal degeneration (L-ORD), a rare, blinding eye disease. Researchers from the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health generated […]

Innovation, Research

Researchers restore sight in mice by turning skin cells into light-sensing eye cells

April 15, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Researchers have discovered a technique for directly reprogramming skin cells into light-sensing rod photoreceptors used for vision. The lab-made rods enabled blind mice to detect light after the cells were transplanted into the animals’ eyes. The work, funded by the […]

Innovation, Research

New insights into protein transport could help define strategies for treating eye disease

August 22, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Many forms of vision loss stem from a common source: impaired communication between the eye and the brain. And at the root of all eye-to-brain communication are the hundreds of proteins generated by the retina’s nerve cells. A new study […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Robotic system can analyse eye movements to detect Parkinson’s

June 14, 2018


Researchers at Spain’s Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and start-up AURA Innotive Robotics have developed a new robotic system called OSCANN Desk, designed to accurately analyse eye movements for detecting neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and dementia. The fast […]


What Happens When You Stare At Screens All Day Long

December 5, 2017

Via: Sofia Allende

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up? Check your phone? And the last thing you do before you shut your eyes for a good night’s rest? Let me guess, check your phone again? Add to that the […]