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  • Study finds one copy of protective genetic variant helps stave off early-onset Alzheimer’s disease
    on June 19, 2024 at 10:23 pm

    New research finds one copy of a protective genetic variant, APOE3 Christchurch, delayed onset of Alzheimer’s disease for 27 members of a ~6,000-person family in Colombia at high risk for early-onset Alzheimer’s in their 40s due to carrying the ‘Paisa’ (Presenilin-1 E280A) mutation. This work builds on a 2019 case report of a woman in this family who had two copies of the Christchurch variant and delayed Alzheimer’s into her 70s. The new findings are the first to show that one copy of the variant confers some level of protection and increases the researchers’ confidence that this genetic pathway should be targeted for therapeutics.

  • Impacts of space travel on astronauts’ eye health
    on June 19, 2024 at 6:36 pm

    Gravitational changes experienced by astronauts during space travel can cause fluids within the body to shift. This can cause changes to the cardiovascular system, including vessels in and around the eyes. These fluid shifts may be related to a phenomenon known as Spaceflight Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome (SANS), which can cause astronauts to experience changes in eye shape and other ocular symptoms.

  • Robot radiotherapy could improve treatments for eye disease
    on June 12, 2024 at 3:33 pm

    Researchers have successfully used a new robot system to improve treatment for debilitating eye disease.

  • Simply looking at the natural world in urban areas can reap benefits
    on June 7, 2024 at 7:17 pm

    New eye-tracking research has shown that simply looking at natural elements during urban walks can offer significant mental health benefits.

  • New gene therapy trial shows restored hearing and speech in children born deaf, treated in both ears
    on June 5, 2024 at 8:25 pm

    A new clinical trial of five children with inherited deafness found administering gene therapy in both ears led to restored hearing and speech, and additional gains including sound source localization, ability to hear in noisy environments, and for two children, abillity to appreciate music. This is the first trial in the world to treat children with hereditary deafness in both ears with gene therapy. The investigators say their findings warrant larger international trials, and suggest this approach may be beneficial for other genetic and non-genetic causes of deafness.

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