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How the brain learns that earmuffs are not valuable at the beach
on January 21, 2021 at 6:17 pm
Fast-spiking neurons in the basal ganglia allow monkeys to associate different values with the same objects based on the surrounding environment. Blocking input from these cells inhibited learning of new scene-based values, but did not erase already learned associations. This could help understand clinical conditions such as Tourette syndrome, which is characterized by reduced input from these cells.
Eye tests predict Parkinson’s-linked cognitive decline 18 months ahead
on January 19, 2021 at 3:28 pm
Simple vision tests can predict which people with Parkinson’s disease will develop cognitive impairment and possible dementia 18 months later, according to a new study. In a related study, the researchers also found that structural and functional connections of brain regions become decoupled throughout the entire brain in people with Parkinson’s disease, particularly among people with vision problems.
Scientists identify nutrient that helps prevent bacterial infection
on January 15, 2021 at 6:53 pm
Scientists studying the body’s natural defenses against bacterial infection have identified a nutrient — taurine — that helps the gut recall prior infections and kill invading bacteria, such as Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kpn). The finding could aid efforts seeking alternatives to antibiotics.
Could altering mealtimes prevent development of Type 2 diabetes?
on January 15, 2021 at 4:03 pm
An innovative new study is set to examine if changing our mealtimes to earlier or later in the day could reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
A rift in the retina may help repair the optic nerve
on January 14, 2021 at 2:57 pm
In experiments in mouse tissues and human cells, researchers say they have found that removing a membrane that lines the back of the eye may improve the success rate for regrowing nerve cells damaged by blinding diseases.
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Week in review: Travoprost implant, retinal repair, acupuncture woes
on January 22, 2021 at 2:00 pm
This week, a travoprost intracameral implant shows encouraging phase 1 results, the ILM could play a key role in repairing damaged retinas and acupuncture treatment leaves a patient seeing lights.
Goniosurgery does not yield long-term IOP control for pediatric Sturge-Weber glaucoma
on January 21, 2021 at 5:00 am
This 28-year retrospective chart review reports the outcomes of goniosurgery for children with glaucoma associated with Sturge-Weber syndrome.
Week in review: Glaucoma trials, artificial cornea, home-based care
on January 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm
This week, Glaukos reports positive results from 2 glaucoma trials, CorNeat Vision’s artificial cornea is implanted into its first trial participant and Notal Vision tests out their at-home OCT platform for monitoring AMD.
Changes in uveitis treatment during the pandemic may increase risk of relapse
on January 13, 2021 at 2:00 pm
This multicenter, prospective case series evaluated changes in ongoing immunomodulatory and biologic therapies used for noninfectious uveitis during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Accelerated CXL appears safe, effective for progressive keratoconus in children
on January 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm
This retrospective, interventional case series evaluated the long-term safety and efficacy of accelerated transepithelial CXL in pediatric eyes with progressive keratoconus.