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SEP 16, 2014 - Health Canal

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A new therapeutic target may prevent blindness in premature babies at risk of retinopathy

According to a study conducted by pediatricians and researchers at Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center (Sainte-Justine) and Université de Montréal published online in the prestigious medical journal Nature Medicine on September 14, 2014, the activation of a receptor that migrates to the nucleus of nerve cells in the retina promotes the growth of blood vessels.

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SEP 15, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Roche starts late-stage trial for eye drug lampalizumab

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche said on Monday it had started late-stage trials for its experimental drug lampalizumab as a treatment for a serious eye disease. The Basel-based firm has initiated Phase III trials for lampalizumab as a treatment for geographic atrophy, a leading cause of blindness in adults over 55, which gradually causes vision loss in the macula, ...

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SEP 12, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Japan carries out first iPS stem cell implant surgery

Japanese researchers Friday conducted the world's first surgery to implant "iPS" stem cells in a human body in a major boost to regenerative medicine, two institutions involved said. A female patient in her 70s with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a common medical condition that can lead to blindness in older people, had a sheet of retina cells that had been ...

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SEP 11, 2014 - Doctors Lounge

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Researchers Probe Molecular Cause for Glaucoma

Scientists now at work on eye drops they hope will one day combat the leading cause of blindness in U.S.

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SEP 11, 2014 - Health Canal

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New Glaucoma Cause Discovered

Scientists are developing eye drops to treat molecular basis of the blindness

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