Suit that mimics life at age 85 has no creases, just creaks

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (Reuters) - With the push of a button, a perfectly healthy 34-year-old museum-goer named Ugo Dumont was transformed into a confused 85-year-old man with cataracts, glaucoma and a ringing in his ears known as tinnitus.
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Xiang-yuan Song, Zhen Puyang, Ai-hua Chen, Jin Zhao, Xiao-jiao Li, Ya-ying Chen, Wei-jun Tang, Yu-yan Zhang
Source: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
In conclusion, this study identified the genetic susceptibility ofGJA8 polymorphisms on ARC and provides new clues for fully understanding the pathological mechanism ofGJA8 variants in affecting lens opacity.
Source: Human Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Conclusions: Cytological findings in CB specimens indicated similar histopathological characteristics of enucleated eyes. CB specimens obtained from vitreous waste diluted fluids may serve as effective materials for cytological diagnosis of VRL. PMID: 30335535 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ocul Immunol Inflamm Source Type: research
This study used an operant conditioning animal model to examine the interaction between tinnitus and auditory vigilant attention as well as auditory selective attention. Tinnitus was induced in 90-day-old rats by a unilateral exposure to band-limited noise (120 dB, SPL). Tinnitus testing began 90 days following exposure; afterward animals were divided into 3 groups: Unexposed controls without tinnitus, Exposed without tinnitus, and Exposed with tinnitus. Tinnitus was evident in the vicinity of 20 kHz. Vigilant attention was quantified by the behavioral (operant) response to unpredictable sound transitions signaling changes...
Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
To investigate the prevalence of normal tension glaucoma (NTG) in the Chinese population through systematic review and meta-analysis.
Source: American Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractThe present review casts a critical eye on intraocular pressure (IOP) monitoring and its value in current and future glaucoma care. Crucially, IOP is not fixed, but varies considerably during the 24-h cycle and between one visit and another. Consequently, a single IOP measurement during so-called office hours is insufficient to characterize the real IOP pathology of a patient with glaucoma. To date IOP remains the principal and only modifiable risk factor for the development and progression of glaucoma. Only by evaluating IOP characteristics (mean, peak and fluctuation of IOP) at diagnosis and after IOP-lowering in...
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Abstract Background: Standard automated perimetry does not sufficiently detect early open-angle glaucoma (OAG) in the clinic. New visual function tests for early glaucoma damage are therefore needed. The present study evaluated whether an isolated-check visual evoked potential (icVEP) could be used to detect visual function abnormalities in early-stage OAG and to explore potential related factors. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study. Thirty-seven OAG patients with early-stage visual field loss (mean deviation ≥ -6.00 dB) detected by the Humphrey Field Analyzer (30-2 SITA program) and 26 controls were...
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
Conditions:   Macular Holes;   Epiretinal Membrane;   Diabetic Retinopathy;   Retinal Detachment;   Retinal Disease;   Preretinal Fibrosis;   Cataract;   Ocular Tumor;   Strabismus;   Healthy Intervention:   Device: Microscope integrated optical coherence tomography Sponsors:   Duke University;   National Eye Institute (NEI) Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: Available online 6 April 2018Source: Journal of Taibah University Medical SciencesAuthor(s): Sylves Patrick, Chan Hui-Tze, Wan Hitam Wan-Hazabbah, Embong Zunaina, Yaakub Azhany, Ahmad Tajudin Liza-SharminiAbstractManagement of inflammation after surgery for recalcitrant anterior uveitis is challenging. Herein, we report successful treatment using intracameral injection of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) in two patients with recalcitrant anterior uveitis, due to infective uveitis and Vogt–Koyanagi–Harada disease, respectively. A 40-year-old woman presented with bilateral redness...
Source: Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: research
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