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  • Researchers discover stem cells in optic nerve that preserve vision
    on July 30, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Researchers have for the first time identified stem cells in the region of the optic nerve, which transmits signals from the eye to the brain. The finding presents a new theory on why the most common form of glaucoma may develop and provides potential to treat a leading cause of blindness.

  • Dual role discovered for molecule involved in autoimmune eye disease
    on July 23, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    The inflammatory molecule interleukin-17A (IL-17A) triggers immune cells that in turn reduce IL-17A’s pro-inflammatory activity, according to a new study.

  • Researchers capture cell-level details of curved cornea
    on July 23, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Researchers have, for the first time, acquired optical coherence tomography (OCT) images of the curved layers of a person’s cornea with cell-level detail and a large viewing area. The new OCT instrument enables improved monitoring of eye diseases as well as general health conditions such as diabetes, which alter the density of nerves in the cornea.

  • Lego builds anaesthesia skills according to new study
    on July 21, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Lego could be used as a practical tool to train doctors in anaesthetic skills according to new research that has shown a simple task using the building bricks can help improve technical skills – a finding that could improve medical training and patient safety.

  • World’s smallest imaging device has heart disease in focus
    on July 21, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    A team of researchers has used 3D micro-printing to develop the world’s smallest, flexible scope for looking inside blood vessels.

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