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Surgical Innovation Course Fosters New Approach to Bone Healing

October 2, 2019

Bone filler device accelerates bone healing impaired by age or cancer treatment. Within minutes of breaking a bone,…
Dry AMD requires broad, systems biology approach leveraging big data, multiple disciplines

August 1, 2019

A large-scale, collaborative, systems biology approach is needed to expedite the discovery of treatments for dry age-related macular…
Southampton scientists make breakthrough in search for future drugs for age-related blindness

July 15, 2019

University of Southampton researchers have developed an innovative solution to treating sight loss in old age. Led by…
Personalized “Eye-in-a-Dish” Models Reveal Genetic Underpinnings of Macular Degeneration

May 13, 2019

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common causes of vision loss in people over age…
NIH study finds no evidence that calcium increases risk of AMD

March 25, 2019

Eating a calcium-rich diet or taking calcium supplements does not appear to increase the risk of age-related macular…
Genetic targets for AMD offer the opportunity for new treatments

February 27, 2019

Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is the third cause of visual impairment worldwide and the leading cause of…
NIH researchers home in on genes linked to age-related macular degeneration

February 15, 2019

National Eye Institute scientists led a collaborative study and zeroed in on genes associated with age-related macular degeneration…
7 Healthy Habits to Help Prevent Macular Degeneration

January 28, 2019

Doctors aren’t sure what causes age-related macular degeneration, a disease that affects millions of people in the United States.…
Faulty molecular master switch may contribute to AMD

January 24, 2019

A signaling pathway controlled by transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) could be involved in the progression of age-related…
Study identifies new genes associated with the leading cause of blindness

January 24, 2019

A new study, published in Clinical Epigenetics, identifies genes associated with Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) that could represent new…
NIH researchers rescue photoreceptors, prevent blindness in animal models of retinal degeneration

January 22, 2019

Using a novel patient-specific stem cell-based therapy, researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) prevented blindness in animal…
Eyeing AI

December 5, 2018

Eye conditions caused by diabetes (diabetic retinopathy) and deterioration of the macula (age-related macular degeneration) are diagnosed by…
Modeling the most common form of vision loss in older adults

November 23, 2018

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects roughly 200,000 individuals in the United States each year. In most, it comes…
Older Adults Have High Interest in Genetic Testing — and Some Reservations

October 4, 2018

Only a fraction of people in their 50s and early 60s have had their DNA tested —either for medical…
Eye drops are aiming to replace uncomfortable eyeball injections – how is it possible?

July 20, 2018

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in the developed world. Scientists are estimating that by…
Eye expert leads research to better predict blindness in patients

July 16, 2018

A University of Southampton eye expert is leading research using state-of-the art imaging to predict which patients with…
Tiny, light-sensitive chips could one day restore sight to the blind

April 25, 2018

Age-related macular degeneration, a disease that slowly degrades light-sensitive cells in the retina, is the leading cause of…
Treating Vision Loss

April 16, 2018

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects more than 1.75 million individuals in the United States. Because the population is aging, that…
Stem Cells Treat Macular Degeneration

March 27, 2018

In July 2015, 86-year-old Douglas Waters developed severe age-related macular degeneration (AMD). He struggled to see things clearly,…
New Gene Therapy Corrects a Form of Inherited Macular Degeneration in Canine Model

March 7, 2018

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have developed a gene therapy that successfully treats a form of macular degeneration in…
NIH launches international study of AMD progression

February 28, 2018

A new clinical study led by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health,…
NIH discovery brings stem cell therapy for eye disease closer to the clinic

January 3, 2018

Scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, report that tiny tube-like…
UVA discovers trigger for macular degeneration that robs millions of vision

November 28, 2017

In a major step forward in the battle against macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss among the…
Macular Degeneration: Picking Up the Signals

September 22, 2017

Patients with any stage of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) carry signs of the disease in their blood that…
From a needle to the eye to normal eyedrops – scientists made an impressive advancement

May 17, 2017

Sight is definitely one of the most important ways we recognize the world. Just the idea that one…
Team Characterizes the Underlying Cause of a Form of Macular Degeneration

April 21, 2017

Named for Friedrich Best, who characterized the disease in 1905, Best disease, also known as vitelliform macular dystrophy,…
A closer look at the eye’s sharp vision spot

February 24, 2017

Vision scientists have uncovered some of the reasons behind the unusual perceptual properties of the eye’s fovea.   Only…
The smallest Cas9 genetic scissors (so far)

February 22, 2017

IBS scientists present the smallest member of the CRISPR-Cas9 family developed to date and show that it can…
Genome Surgery with CRISPR-Cas9 to Prevent Blindness

February 17, 2017

IBS study proves that CRISPR-Cas9 can be delivered directly into the eye of the living animals and treat…
A new model will help analysing progression of the age-related macular degeneration

February 15, 2017

Age-related macular degeneration is one of the most common reasons for declining sight of people when they reach…
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