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Newswise: NIH, NIST researchers use artificial intelligence for quality control of stem cell-derived tissues

NIH, NIST researchers use artificial intelligence for quality control of stem cell-derived tissues

NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

Researchers at the National Eye Institute used artificial intelligence to evaluate stem cell-derived “patches” of retinal pigment epithelium tissue for implanting into the eyes of patients with age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness.

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Released:
14-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST
Newswise: Treatment for common vision disorder does not improve children’s reading skills
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    23-Oct-2019 8:30 AM EDT

Treatment for common vision disorder does not improve children’s reading skills

NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

Results from a clinical trial funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) show that while vision therapy can successfully treat convergence insufficiency (CI) in children, it fails to improve their reading test scores.

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Released:
18-Oct-2019 3:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Two commonly used uveitis drugs perform similarly in NIH-funded clinical trial
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    10-Sep-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Two commonly used uveitis drugs perform similarly in NIH-funded clinical trial

NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

Methotrexate and the more expensive mycophenolate mofetil performed similarly in a head-to-head clinical trial that compared the two drugs for treating noninfectious uveitis

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Released:
6-Sep-2019 2:00 PM EDT
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Newswise: Rosy health and sickly green: color associations play robust role in reading faces

Rosy health and sickly green: color associations play robust role in reading faces

NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

Anyone who has ever sensed that a person is sick simply by looking at their face has experienced the wealth of information conveyed by face color. A new study by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, provides evidence that the human brain’s visual system is especially sensitive to the color of faces compared to the colors of other objects or things. Study results were published today in Nature Communications.

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Released:
8-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Children’s Brains Reorganize After Epilepsy Surgery to Retain Visual Perception
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    4-Jun-2019 1:00 PM EDT

Children’s Brains Reorganize After Epilepsy Surgery to Retain Visual Perception

NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

Children can keep full visual perception – the ability to process and understand visual information – after brain surgery for severe epilepsy, according to a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health. A new report by Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, researchers from a study of children who had undergone epilepsy surgery suggests that the lasting effects on visual perception can be minimal, even among children who lost tissue in the brain’s visual centers.

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Released:
31-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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    21-Mar-2019 11:00 AM EDT

NIH Study Finds No Evidence That Calcium Increases Risk of AMD

NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

Eating a calcium-rich diet or taking calcium supplements does not appear to increase the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to the findings of a study by scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI). AMD is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness among people age 65 and older in the United States. The study findings are published in JAMA Ophthalmology.

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Released:
19-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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    21-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Imaging Method Reveals Long-Lived Patterns in Cells of the Eye

NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

Cells of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) form unique patterns that can be used to track changes in this important layer of tissue in the back of the eye, researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have found. Using a combination of adaptive optics imaging and a fluorescent dye, the researchers used the RPE patterns to track individual cells in healthy volunteers and people with retinal disease. The new finding could provide a way to study the progression and treatment of blinding diseases that affect the RPE.

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Released:
14-Mar-2019 2:30 PM EDT
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Newswise: Nitisinone Increases Melanin in People with Albinism

Nitisinone Increases Melanin in People with Albinism

NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

A small pilot clinical study at the National Eye Institute (NEI) suggests that the drug nitisinone increases melanin production in some people with oculocutaneous albinism type 1B (OCA-1B), a rare genetic disease that causes pale skin and hair and poor vision. Increased melanin could help protect people with the condition against the sun’s UV rays and promote the development of normal vision.

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Released:
20-Feb-2019 11:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Glaucoma detection gets potential boost from virtual reality, brain-based device

Glaucoma detection gets potential boost from virtual reality, brain-based device

NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

A wearable brain-based device called NGoggle that incorporates virtual reality could help improve glaucoma diagnosis and prevent vision loss. Duke University researchers funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) have launched a clinical study testing the device in hopes that it could decrease the burden of glaucoma, a major cause of blindness in the U.S.

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Released:
29-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Faulty molecular master switch may contribute to AMD

Faulty molecular master switch may contribute to AMD

NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

A signaling pathway controlled by transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) could be involved in the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Released:
22-Jan-2019 8:00 AM EST
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