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  • Advances in production of retinal cells for treating blindness
    on March 30, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    Researchers have discovered a way to refine the production of retinal cells from embryonic stem cells for treating blindness in the elderly. Using the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, they have also managed to modify the cells so that they can hide from the immune system to prevent rejection.

  • Lipid helps heal the eye’s frontline protection
    on March 26, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    A species of a lipid that naturally helps skin injuries heal appears to also aid repair of common corneal injuries, even when other conditions, like diabetes, make healing difficult, scientists report.

  • COVID-19: Low risk of coronavirus spreading through tears
    on March 25, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    A new study found no virus in tears of COVID-19 infected patients.

  • Sensing internal organ temperature with shining lights
    on March 24, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    A cheap, biocompatible white powder that luminesces when heated could be used for non-invasively monitoring the temperature of specific organs within the body. Scientists have now conducted preliminary tests to demonstrate the applicability of this concept.

  • Modeling the human eye in a dish
    on March 24, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Researchers have developed and validated a novel PITX2-eGFP hiPSC reporter line to model the development of periocular mesenchymal cells. These findings could help understand how the eye develops during embryogenesis and how it changes during disease processes.

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