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  • Eye drops slow nearsightedness progression in kids
    on June 1, 2023 at 10:29 pm

    The results of a new clinical trial suggest that the first drug therapy to slow the progression of nearsightedness in kids could be on the horizon. The three-year study found that a daily drop in each eye of a low dose of atropine, a drug used to dilate pupils, was better than a placebo at limiting eyeglass prescription changes and inhibiting elongation of the eye in nearsighted children aged 6 to 10.

  • Preventing truck crashes needs to take ‘dashcam’ approach to driver ‘microsleeps’
    on June 1, 2023 at 8:02 pm

    Researchers using dashcam footage of real-world collisions involving large trucks to analyze driver and vehicle behavior has found that anti-drowsiness alarms or similar technologies to prevent falling asleep at the wheel need to go beyond a focus on monitoring the drivers’ eyes, and consider other microsleep behaviors including a relaxation of back and neck muscles and abnormal activity of the vehicle itself.

  • Experimental drug inhibits or prevents diabetic eye disease
    on May 25, 2023 at 6:14 pm

    Researchers say they have evidence that an experimental drug may prevent or slow vision loss in people with diabetes. The results are from a study that used mouse as well as human retinal organoids and eye cell lines.

  • One step closer to developing a potentially ultraprotective sunscreen from our own melanin
    on May 18, 2023 at 4:08 pm

    Researchers have announced a major advance in understanding the fundamental structure of melanin and one of its components that turns light into heat, protecting the body from sun damage.

  • Gene responsible for severe facial defects identified
    on May 4, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    Goldenhar syndrome is a rare congenital disease, affecting early fetal development. This syndrome includes malformations of varying severity, affecting different parts of the face. Its causes and modes of transmission are still poorly understood. An international collaboration has discovered that pathogenic variants of the FOXI3 gene — responsible for the development of the ear — cause one form of this developmental disorder. The scientists were also able to identify the modes of transmission of the disease when this particular gene is involved.

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