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Gene therapy that restores vision in dogs may help humans, too
(Michigan State University) A Michigan State University veterinary ophthalmologist has modified a gene therapy that reverses blindness in dogs that have a certain form of a disease known as progressive retinal atrophy, or PRA, and is now looking to advance the treatment for human use. Simon Petersen-Jones in the College of Veterinary Medicine has received a five-year, $8.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to further the therapy for people who have a type of retinitis pigmentosa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Patients Duped Into Bogus Stem Cell Treatments
The study didn't examine how many patients eventually underwent stem cell treatment or how those who did fared, but deaths and permanent injury including blindness from unproven stem cell treatment... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - May 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Eye Condition Qualifies As Pre-Existing Condition, Iowa Federal Magistrate Says
DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa federal magistrate judge on April 9 recommended granting judgment in favor a disability insurer because the plan's pre-existing condition provision bars benefits for an eye condition that caused the claimant's blindness (Jeremy J. Timm v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, No. 17-3019, N.D. Iowa, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59522). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

The keto diet protects your eyesight
To so-called keto diet has shown to ease seizures in epilepsy patients. Now a study has found the slimming celebrity diet could also lower the risk of glaucoma, the leading cause of blindness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Profile of ocular trauma and its visual outcome at tertiary care hospital in North-West Rajasthan - Khan NA, Kochar A, Jangir MK.
BACKGROUND: Trauma to the eye and its surrounding structures remains a leading cause of visual morbidity and blindness. Ocular injuries can cause loss of career, major lifestyle changes, and cosmetic disfigurement; they have a significant socioeconomic and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do you get rid of itchy eyes?
Itchy eyes at night can be bothersome and reduce a person's ability to sleep properly. Itching can also cause redness and swelling, which may continue into the daytime. Allergies, irritants, or even eyestrain may trigger them. There are many home remedies to try. Learn more about itchy eyes at night here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does it mean when your eyes are glassy?
When a person is tired, their eyes can become glassy or cloudy. In other cases, glassiness in one or both eyes can signal an underlying medical condition. Some, like conjunctivitis, require treatment and can be severe. In this article, learn why eyes become glassy, how the symptom is treated, and ways to prevent it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Alcon Cares Project 100 commits to reducing cataract blindness globally
Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, has announced Alcon Cares Project 100, which aims to reduce cataract blindness by providing equipment to perform phaco surgeries. Alcon Cares, a foundation that oversees equipment and product donations to those in need, will give 100 reprocessed Infiniti units to eligible clinics in Asia, Central and South America, and Africa over the next three years, making it one of the largest eye care equipment donations of its kind. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Novartis Business and Industry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to get rid of yellow eyes
Yellow eyes can result from damage to the liver, pancreas, or gallbladder. These organs help to filter bilirubin, a yellow compound, from the blood. While most cases require medical attention, we look at whether home remedies can be safe and effective. Learn about the causes and treatments of yellow eyes here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Alcon launches project to reduce cataract blindness
Alcon, a division of Novartis, launched its Alcon Cares Project 100 to take steps in reducing cataract blindness globally. The company also plans to donate 100 reprocessed Infiniti units to eligible clinics in Asia, Central and South America and Africa over the next three years. Alcon aims to reduce cataract blindness by providing equipment to perform phaco surgeries. The foundation Alcon Cares will oversee equipment and product donations to countries in need. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post Alcon launches project to reduce cataract blindness appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - May 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Hospital Care Surgical Alcon cataracts Source Type: news

Duped Patients Crowdfund for Fraudulent Medical Care, Study Says
CHICAGO (AP) — They're the tech-age version of donor jars at the diner: crowdfunding websites that aim to link ailing people with strangers willing to help pay for medical treatment. But new research suggests duped patients sometimes crowdfund to pay for bogus stem cell treatments. A study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association focused on for-profit clinics that use direct-to-consumer advertising for costly unproven stem-cell treatments for conditions including chronic lung disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and arthritis. Treatments are often marketed as cures or with a pr...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Duped Patients Crowdfund for Fraudulent Medical Care, Study Says
CHICAGO (AP) — They're the tech-age version of donor jars at the diner: crowdfunding websites that aim to link ailing people with strangers willing to help pay for medical treatment. But new research suggests duped patients sometimes crowdfund to pay for bogus stem cell treatments. A study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association focused on for-profit clinics that use direct-to-consumer advertising for costly unproven stem-cell treatments for conditions including chronic lung disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and arthritis. Treatments are often marketed as cures or with a pr...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes burning eyes?
Burning eyes is stinging or irritation of the eyes. They can be uncomfortable and concerning. Treatment depends upon identifying the underlying cause. Common causes include dry eyes, allergies, and sun exposure. Here, we look at the different causes of burning eyes and how to treat them, including home remedies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Second Sight Medical raises $10m
Second Sight Medical (NSDQ:EYES) said today it inked a stock purchase agreement worth approximately $10 million with businesses owned by board chair Gregg Williams. In the purchase agreement, the Los Angeles-based company said it sold approximately 6.8 million shares of common stock at $1.48 per share. “As chairman of our board, Gregg has provided valuable guidance to Second Sight’s leadership team and we sincerely appreciate his ongoing confidence in the strategy and future of our business. I look forward to updating shareholders during the May 10 earnings call regarding our progress with the Orion f...
Source: Mass Device - May 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Optical/Ophthalmic Second Sight Source Type: news

A Simple Way to Improve a Billion Lives: Eyeglasses
It ’ s the biggest health crisis you ’ ve never heard of. Doctors, philanthropists and companies are trying to solve it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Eyeglasses Philanthropy Poverty Third World and Developing Countries Blindness World Health Organization India Source Type: news

OHSU study finds AI detects blindness in babies better than human doctors
An Oregon Health& Science University study uncovered an area where artificial intelligence appears to perform better than human doctors. An algorithm that uses AI was able to more accurately diagnose a potentially devastating cause of childhood blindness 91 percent of the time. A team of eight physicians with expertise in retinopathy of prematurity, or ROP, examined the same images with an average accuracy rate of 82 percent. Many children around the world go undiagnosed, so the findings could… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

OHSU study finds AI detects blindness in babies better than human doctors
An Oregon Health& Science University study uncovered an area where artificial intelligence appears to perform better than human doctors. An algorithm that uses AI was able to more accurately diagnose a potentially devastating cause of childhood blindness 91 percent of the time. A team of eight physicians with expertise in retinopathy of prematurity, or ROP, examined the same images with an average accuracy rate of 82 percent. Many children around the world go undiagnosed, so the findings could… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

AI outperforms experts at detecting leading cause of childhood blindness
Artificial intelligence more accurately diagnosed a possible devastating cause of blindness in premature babies than expert doctors, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can the eyes really turn purple?
We describe this myth and real conditions that can alter the color of the eyes. Learn why eye color may change and when to see a doctor here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes mucus strands in the eyes?
Mucus fishing syndrome is a condition where a person continually fishes excess strands of mucus from the surface of their eye. Constantly removing the mucus can cause further irritation. Causes include conjunctivitis, dry eye, and physical irritation. Learn more about causes and treatments for mucus fishing syndrome. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Arthritis Research UK joins forces with Medical Research Council to tackle childhood arthritis
This study will look at differences in genes, immune cells, blood proteins and other features that are seen in patients who respond well to treatments, and those who develop uveitis, a condition that causes eye inflammation and affects approximately 15% of children with arthritis.It is hoped the study will allow researchers to tailor personalised treatments and create a biomarkers test for childhood arthritis which would:Identify potential new treatmentsHelp doctors determine what the right treatment plan is for each patientIdentify which children are at risk of developing uveitisProject long-term outcomes for children wit...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 2, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Vitamin A deficiency puts 140 million children at risk of illness and death – UNICEF
More than 140 million children are at greater risk of illness, hearing loss, blindness and even death globally if urgent action is not taken to provide them with life-saving vitamin A supplements, the United Nations Children ’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New procedure reverses blindness by transplanting a stem cell patch onto the eye to boost light sensitive cells
(Natural News) We may someday help seniors currently suffering from macular degeneration regain their eyesight. That’s because scientists at the University College London (UCL) and the Moorefields Eye Hospital in London have just restored the eyesight of an 86-year-old man and a woman in her 60s through a patch of stem cells which treated the damaged... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI better than most human experts at detecting cause of preemie blindness
(Oregon Health& Science University) An algorithm that uses artificial intelligence can automatically and more accurately diagnose a potentially devastating cause of childhood blindness than most expert physicians, a paper in JAMA Ophthalmology suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Protect Your Eyes During Sports
-- Eye injuries are a leading cause of childhood blindness in the United States, the U.S. National Eye Institute says. Baseball, basketball, hockey, boxing, squash, fencing, racquetball and lacrosse are just some of the high-risk sports for eye... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Strategy prevents blindness in mice with retinal degeneration
(Duke University Medical Center) New research published in Nature Communications outlines a strategy that in mouse models significantly delayed the onset of blindness from inherited retinal degeneration such as retinitis pigmentosa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Causes and treatment for dilated pupils
Mydriasis refers to dilated pupils that do not change in response to changes in light levels. Some medications, recreational drugs, and injuries can cause this. The opposite, pinpoint pupils, is called miosis. In this article, we talk about the possible causes for mydriasis and some of the treatments available. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it possible to change your eye color?
A person may want to change their eye color for cosmetic reasons or because they have a condition that alters the pigmentation of the iris. In this article, we describe temporary and permanent ways to change eye color. Also, learn how the tint of the iris develops and why it may shift naturally over time. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does eye herpes look like?
The herpes simplex virus that causes cold sores can also affect the eyes. Herpetic eye disease can lead to sores forming on the eyelid, light sensitivity, and may affect vision. In this article, we examine the ways that herpes affects the eyes and what treatments are available to bring relief. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Applying Silicon Valley Smarts to Age-Old Diseases Applying Silicon Valley Smarts to Age-Old Diseases
Customized iPhones are just one example of devices that can be used to combat health threats in developing countries. They are helping scientists in California and Cameroon attack the parasite that causes river blindness, an African scourge.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dark chocolate may boost vision
Researchers have set their sights on dark chocolate as a potential vision booster, after finding that the delicious treat may improve eyesight. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

SwitchPoint 2018: Day 2
April 27, 2018Fear and bias get in the way of humanitarian work every day. We'll  move forward anyway.Remember the last time you walked up to a door and pulled on it, only to find you were supposed to push?I hate that. We all hate that. Especially when it ’s a door we’ve been through before, and we should have remembered how it worked, and great, probably everybody saw us.Unfortunately, our memories are just not very reliable. This is what user experience and game design expertCelia Hodent told us today on the second and final day ofSwitchPoint 2018. Good design can overcome some of our deficiencies &mdash...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to safely flush your eye
If chemicals come into contact with the eye, it is essential to flush them out immediately. In this article, we describe how to flush the eyes using clean water or a solution. We also explain what to do if an object becomes lodged in the eye. Learn how to remove irritants and prevent further damage here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Researchers develop new tools in the fight against diabetic blindness
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Estimates are that 600 million people will have some sort of diabetic retinopathy by 2040. Previously, no good animal models existed that scientists could use to study the disease, its diagnosis or potential treatments. Now, a team of researchers led by the University of Missouri has employed a mouse model exhibiting diabetic retinopathy symptoms that could lead to future translational research studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes bumps on the eyeball?
Finding a bump on the eyeball can be alarming, but most causes are harmless and easily treatable. In this article, we look at issues that can cause a bump to form, including a stye and a scratched cornea. We also describe types of bumps. Here, learn about treatment, home care, and how to prevent bumps from reoccurring. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Blindness after facial trauma: epidemiology, incidence and risk factors: a 27-year cohort study of 5708 patients - Stathopoulos P, Igoumenakis D, Mezitis M, Rallis G.
OBJECTIVES: This was a 27-year study of a cohort of 5708 patients who had sustained maxillofacial fractures. Our purpose was to present the etiology, mechanism of trauma, site, and concomitant injuries that led to visual loss. We hypothesize that fractures... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Glowing contact lens could prevent a leading cause of blindness
(California Institute of Technology) A glow-in-the-dark contact lens developed by graduate students working for Yu-Chong Tai, Caltech's Anna L. Rosen Professor of Electrical Engineering and Medical Engineering, could help stave off blindness in the hundreds of millions of people who suffer from diabetes across the globe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why is my eyelash growing in the wrong direction?
Instead of becoming trapped under the skin, an ingrown eyelash may grow in the wrong direction, toward the eye. This is called trichiasis, and it can cause irritation, pain, and damage to the cornea. Injury, inflammation, or certain conditions may be responsible. Medical treatment is often necessary. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How long are you contagious with pink eye?
Pink eye is a relatively common eye condition. There are many potential causes, but one of the most significant problems is how not to spread the condition to others. There are different types of pink eye, which can change the length of contagiousness. Knowing the signs can help a person avoid infecting anybody else. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Spark Therapeutics' ground-breaking gene therapy now being administered at select hospitals
Spark's first product, Luxturna, was approved by the FDA in December to treat an inherited retinal disorder that leads to blindness if untreated. The first patients have been treated with the gene therapy, which is now available at a select group of medical centers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does the 20-20-20 rule prevent eye strain?
The 20-20-20 rule says that after spending 20 minutes on the computer, a person should spend 20 seconds looking at an object 20 feet away. This may help to prevent eyes from becoming dry or watery. Here, learn why the 20-20-20 rule is effective. We also describe other ways to protect the eyes from digital strain. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Giant cell arteritis breakthrough: ‘Astonishing’ new drug on NHS prevents deadly symptoms
TEMPORAL arteritis, or giant cell arteritis, is a life-threatening condition that requires urgent treatment. Steroids have been used to prevent ‘emergency’ symptoms, including strokes and blindness. But, a new “astonishing” drug - available on the NHS from today - has left one patient feeling like “a different woman”. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa:Isdb Group Sets To Embark On 2nd Generation Of Its Massive Health Project To Fight Avoidable Blindness In 12 African Countries
[Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development] In preparation for the launching of 2nd Generation (phase) of the Alliance to Fight Avoidable Blindness (AFAB), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development, ISFD, hosted a Coordination Meeting in the city of Istanbul on 19-20th March, 2018. The official launching of AFAB 2nd Generation is to take place on the sidelines of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the IsDB Group in Tunis, Tunisia, 1-5 April, 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Using Glaucoma Eye Drops
-- Eye drops are a popular way to treat glaucoma, a group of diseases that, if untreated, can damage the optic nerve and lead to blindness. To be safe and effective, however, these eye drops must be used as prescribed by a doctor. The U.S. National... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AI Solutions Continue to Catch FDA & #039;s Eye
FDA has given a nod to yet another artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology. This time the agency has granted a De Novo request to market IDx’s AI-based diagnostic system for the autonomous detection of diabetic retinopathy, which can lead to blindness. The Coralville IA-based company’s IDx-DR diagnostic received expedited review under the FDA's Breakthrough Devices program. Earlier this year, the company told MD+DI that it met its endpoints in a pivotal trial of the IDx-DR system. The trial involved 900 diabetes patients at 10 sites. The study was designed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of the techno...
Source: MDDI - April 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

New glaucoma treatment could ease symptoms while you sleep
(University of British Columbia) Eye drops developed by UBC researchers could one day treat glaucoma while you sleep -- helping to heal a condition that is one of the leading causes of blindness around the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 11, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Say what? Smoking found to increase risk of hearing loss, according to study
(Natural News) Still dying for a smoke? Besides, emphysema, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, blindness and of course cancer, here’s one more reason to stop smoking  — hearing loss. A recently-published study published by Oxford University Press showed that the more than 50,000 participants of the over eight year-study showed that “smoking is an independent risk factor... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vision Restored: The Latest Technologies to Improve Sight
Cell implants, gene therapy, even optogenetics are making headway in clinical trials to treat various forms of blindness. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 10, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News Analysis Source Type: news

Medtronic taps Harvard cardiologist Mauri for clinical research VP | Personnel Moves – April 10, 2018
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said last week it tapped Harvard Medical School professor and cardiologist Dr. Laura Mauri as its new vice president of global clinical research and analytics. In the new position, Dr. Mauri will direct dynamic global clinical research strategies as well as the development of novel analytical and data science solutions as the Fridley, Minn.-baesd company looks to address “expanding global requirements for clinical evidence for our products.” Dr. Mauri is slated to assume the role on September 1, Medtronic said. Prior to joining Medtronic, Dr. Mauri served as chief scientific officer of...
Source: Mass Device - April 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Avedro Inc. Clarify Medical GE Harvard Henry Schein Medical Mauna Kea Technologies Medtronic milestonescientific Nemaura Medical Omnicell Inc. personnel-moves Second Sight Stryker Source Type: news

Starwatch: our nearest star is heading for solar minimum
Sunspots come and go in 11-year cycles with fluctuations in solar magnetic activityThe sun is our nearest star. Now that the spring equinox has passed, back on 20 March, it will increasingly dominate the sky in the northern hemisphere. Days will get longer, and nights shorter until summer finally arrives. The sun ’s bright surface usually displays transitory dark blemishes known assunspots. Every 11 years or so, the sunspots become much rarer. Between 2011 and 2015, there were only 3 sunspot-free days. In 2017, 104 days were free. Already this year, spots have been absent for more than 50 days. This clearly shows we ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: The sun Science Astronomy Space Source Type: news