Research to prevent blindness and American Academy of Ophthalmology Award grants for research
(American Academy of Ophthalmology) The American Academy of Ophthalmology (the Academy) and Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) today announced the first recipients of the Research to Prevent Blindness/American Academy of Ophthalmology Award for IRIS ® Registry Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alternative Payment Models Should Include Precision Medicine
APMs should be encouraged to integrate precision medicine approaches, personalize patient care (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

LensGen updates on Juvene IOL, adds $15m to Series A
Intraocular lens developer LensGen said today it hit clinical performance milestones that triggered the release of $11 million that was part of its Series A financing round, and added that lead investor Hoya opted to invest an additional $4.4 million. The Irvine, Calif.-based company also said it is expanding from its current office location into a 14,000 square foot office and lab space intended to accommodate new employees as the company grows, and to support R&D and manufacturing. “We are pleased that LensGen is continuing to make outstanding progress on its clinical and business development goals. W...
Source: Mass Device - July 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Optical/Ophthalmic lensgen Source Type: news

3D-printed corneas could save millions ’ vision
Photo by Victor Freitas on Unsplash British scientists have 3D printed the first human corneas, yielding a potential fix to the worldwide shortage of corneas for implantation.  The Newcastle University researchers created a bio-ink using stem cells from a healthy donor cornea mixed with alginate and collagen. They used a simple, low-cost 3D bio-printer to extrude the bio-ink in concentric circles to form the shape of a human cornea. It took less than 10 minutes to print. The proof-of-concept research was published in May in Experimental Eye Research. “Many teams across the world have been ...
Source: Mass Device - July 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Biotech Blog Optical/Ophthalmic Research & Development Transplants Fight for Sight Newcastle University Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery May Cut Risk of Serious Car Accidents
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- Cataract surgery is associated with a modest decrease in the risk of the patient being in a serious traffic crash as the driver, according to a study published online June 28 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Matthew B. Schlenker,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

For professional baseball players, faster hand-eye coordination linked to batting performance
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Professional baseball players who score higher on a test of hand-eye coordination have better batting performance -- particularly in drawing walks and other measures of 'plate discipline,' reports a study in the July issue of Optometry and Vision Science, the official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Anti-VEGF/PRP Regresses Diabetic Retinopathy Anti-VEGF/PRP Regresses Diabetic Retinopathy
Taking a closer look at PROTEUS, an intriguing study in patients with high-risk proliferative diabetic retinopathy.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

eCare Plan Set to Improve Doctor/Pharmacist Relationship
Plan will allow pharmacist documentation to be available via EHRs, easing transfer of information (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pha Source Type: news

Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk of Medical Errors
Physicians reporting errors were more likely to also report burnout, fatigue, recent suicidal ideation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Global Health: Now in Sight: Success Against an Infection That Blinds
Following a 20-year campaign, trachoma has been eliminated as a public health menace in at least seven poor countries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Trachoma Eyelashes Bacteria Blindness Pfizer Inc United States Agency for International Development Nepal Source Type: news

Declines in Vision Tied to Age-Related Cognitive Decline
MONDAY, July 16, 2018 -- Older adults'worsening vision may drive declines in cognitive function, according to a study published online July 10 in JAMA Ophthalmology. D. Diane Zheng, from the University of Miami, and colleagues evaluated the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eating one orange a day could prevent a common cause of blindness
Researchers from the University of Sydney found that snacking on the popular citrus fruit reduces people's risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, which affects central vision. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virtual Assistants Not HIPAA Compliant
Lawyer recommends physicians should not bring Siri and Alexa to the office (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Virginia teen suffers third-degree burns after touching toxic plant
Alex Childress, who is gardening for his summer job in Virginia, saw a weed on Tuesday that looked like it should be pulled out. It turned out to be hogweed, which can cause blindness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vivior closes unspecified round to support wearable IOL optimizer
Ophthalmic device developer Vivior said today it closed a multi-million dollar private investment round to help support its novel wearable system designed to collect activity from patients. The Zurich, Germany-based company said funds from the round will help support a clinical study exploring the usability of their system, with plans to seek clearance in Europe and the US afterwards. “We will look back in 5 years’ time and wonder how we ever managed to treat patients without objective data,” Dr. Arthur Cumming of the Wellington Eye Clinic said in a press release. Vivior is developing a wearable system de...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Optical/Ophthalmic vivior Source Type: news

Eating one orange a day could prevent a common cause of blindness
Researchers from the University of Sydney found that snacking on the popular citrus fruit reduces people's risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, which affects central vision. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virginia teen suffers third-degree burns after touching toxic plant
Alex Childress, who is gardening for his summer job in Virginia, saw a weed on Tuesday that looked like it should be pulled out. It turned out to be hogweed, which can cause blindness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: July 13, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From Angiodroid receiving CE Mark approval to Masimo launching its vital signs app, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Angiodroid wins CE Mark for Angiopulse IABP Angiodroid announced in a July 11 press release that it has received CE Mark approval for its AngioPulse intra-aortic balloon pump device. The AngioPulse uses a new system for intra-aortic balloon pumps based on pressure regulation. It is designed for weaning solutions and is suitable for all types of patients needing intra-aortic balloon pump therapy. 2. Visura Technol...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Ultrasound angiodroid Healcerio Lipogems Masimo MedTech Oculocare ReDress Visura Technologies Source Type: news

Sociodemographic Disparities in Eyeglass Use Among Elderly
FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- There are sociodemographic disparities in eyeglass use by age, race/ethnicity, education level, and income, according to a study published online July 12 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Benjamin Otte, M.P.P., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eating just one orange a day could prevent a common cause of blindness
Researchers from the University of Sydney found that snacking on the popular citrus fruit reduces people's risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, which affects central vision. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Longtime UCLA supporters endow third faculty chair at Stein Eye Institute
TheUCLA Stein Eye Institute has received $1 million from Joan and Jerome Snyder to establish an endowed faculty chair in the department of ophthalmology. The Snyders’ gift will advance teaching and research in vision science.  The Snyders have supported Stein Eye for nearly 40 years, and they previously endowed two other faculty chairs. One, established in 2008, was designated for the director of the ophthalmology residency training program and is currently held by Dr. Stacy Pineles, an associate professor whose research interests include pediatric ophthalmology and specifically the effects of pediatri...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Patient Experience Officers Can Play Key Role in Medical Offices
Officers ensure patients have a positive experience before, during, and after office visit (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology Source Type: news

AMA Aims to Boost Affordability of ACA Marketplace Plans
Association addresses need for outreach to increase the number of people insured (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Fluorescein Sodium and Benoxinate Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution (Updated - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - July 12, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Peer - Led Education Helps Physicians Save Time With EHRs
Peer - based education program, based on training implemented in SCPMG, can improve efficiency (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Oyster Point takes aim at the root of dry eye disease with intranasal drug-delivery technique
Large pharmaceutical companies dominate the dry eye disease space – Allergan (NYSE:AGN) rakes in more than a billion dollars every year for its Restasis eye drops. Eight-person Oyster Point Pharma wants in on that market. But it’s betting on a completely different approach. “What we’ve come up with is a very innovative nasal spray, which when sprayed into the nose penetrates the naval cavity quite rapidly, binds to the [nicotinic acetylcholine] receptors, and can actually stimulate the patient’s natural tear production,” CEO Jeffrey Nau told Drug Delivery Bu...
Source: Mass Device - July 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Optical/Ophthalmic Pharmaceuticals Allergan oysterpointpharma Source Type: news

High Incidence of Myopia Among Chinese Schoolchildren
THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 -- The incidence of myopia among Chinese students may be as high as 20 to 30 percent each year from first grade onward, according to a study published online July 5 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Sean K. Wang, from Sun Yat-sen... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers Achieve First 3D Printing of Human Corneas
Researchers in the UK have achieved the first 3D printing of human corneas that can potentially be used in replacement surgeries. In doing so, they have paved the way for an unlimited and easy-to-fabricate supply of new corneas to patients that need them, they said. Key to the achievement by scientists at Newcastle University is a novel bio-ink—a gel comprised of alginate, a polysaccharide derived from seaweed, and collagen, the main structural protein in cornea. The ink met three key criteria necessary for the fabrication of corneas, Che Connon, professor of tissue engineering at the university, told Design News. In...
Source: MDDI - July 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Design News Source Type: news

Combigan (Brimonidine Tartrate, Timolol Maleate Ophthalmic Solution .2%/.5%) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 12, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

International conference brings together world leaders in eye cancer
(Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown) The world's leading ocular oncology scientists and clinicians meet to discuss the latest research and treatment developments in eye cancer. The Ocular Oncogenesis and Oncology Conference (OOO) is held by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARV0) in partnership with the Champalimaud Foundation, July 18-21 at the Champalimaud Centre in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference features international experts from ophthalmic and cancer centers from around the world, including the Americas, Asia and Europe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Patients With Down Syndrome May Have Keratoconus-Like Corneas Patients With Down Syndrome May Have Keratoconus-Like Corneas
Over 70% of people with Down syndrome (DS) - many more than previously thought - may have corneas similar in morphology to the corneas of people with keratoconus, a new study reports.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Complications After Intravitreal Injection Aggravate Complications After Intravitreal Injection Aggravate
Inflammatory responses have unnerved some specialists, who have seen as many as six cases in one day and will discuss problems at the upcoming American Society of Retina Specialists meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Asrs 2018 asrs 2018
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ASRS 2018Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

AMA Calls for Inclusive Family, Medical Leave Policies
Association will advocate for policies inclusive of LGBTQ workers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

International Group Develops Best Practices for Drug Packaging
Global regulators recommend adoption of ready - to - use/administer syringes and premixed IV solutions (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Error Rate 7.4 Percent in Speech Recognition - Assisted Notes
Overall, 15.8 percent of errors at level of speech recognition - assisted notes involve clinical info (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

First Artificial Iris Approved First Artificial Iris Approved
Following the recent approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the first artificial iris, Dr Brandon Ayres describes this groundbreaking solution for patients.Wills Eye Hospital (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

Tampa medical firm sells clinical research arm
Point Guard Partners has sold its Oculos Clinical Research subsidiary to iuvo BioScience in Rush, New York. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed in a press release announcing the transaction. Oculos is a partner research organization focused on ophthalmology, while iuvo is a research and development services company specializing in safety, microbiology, toxicology and analytical chemistry tes ting for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. The deal will allow each organization… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

Catalent Biologics Adopts Berkeley Lights ’ Beacon ® Optofluidic...
Catalent Pharma Solutions, the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, and Berkeley Lights, Inc. (BLI), a...(PRWeb July 10, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/07/prweb15616519.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mentoring Is'Good for Everyone'Mentoring Is'Good for Everyone '
Take some time to be a mentor. The benefits are immeasurable.Medscape Optometry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None Commentary Source Type: news

IT Solutions for Easier EHRs Save Physicians Time, Burnout
These solutions improve EHR user interface with easier login identification, voice recognition (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Are These Ocular Symptoms Common or Concerning? Are These Ocular Symptoms Common or Concerning?
Can you correctly categorize these five common ocular symptoms and determine which might potentially indicate a worrisome pathology?Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Article Source Type: news

Biomarker discovered for pathogen that can blind or kill healthy young people
(University at Buffalo) UB researchers have have discovered several biomarkers that can accurately identify hypervirulent K. pneumoniae, a pathogen that infects completely healthy people and can cause blindness in one day and flesh-eating infections, brain abscesses and death in just a few days. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Hospitals Face $ 218B in Federal Payment Cuts From 2010 to 2028
11 pieces of legislation plus regulatory changes result in payment reductions beyond those under ACA (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Combined Cataract Surgery Ups Postop Endophthalmitis Risk Combined Cataract Surgery Ups Postop Endophthalmitis Risk
A nationwide database study found increased risk for postoperative endophthalmitis with combined cataract surgery vs standalone cataract surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Wills Eye gets $5M gift to expand research initiatives
Wills Eye Hospital has received a $5 million gift that will be used to augment the Center City medical center's vision research programs. The donation by philanthropists Vickie and Jack Farber will fund the creation of the Vickie and Jack Farber Vision Research Center at Wills Eye. The gift will support development of new research initiatives in data mining and analytics, tele-ophthalmology, expanded community-based research, and th e creation of a clinical trials unit. The Farbers previously… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Patients Comfortable With Doctors Having Tattoos, Piercings
Survey finds body art does not impact patients'perceptions of competence, professionalism (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Seeded growth of single-crystal two-dimensional covalent organic frameworks
Polymerization of monomers into periodic two-dimensional networks provides structurally precise, layered macromolecular sheets that exhibit desirable mechanical, optoelectronic, and molecular transport properties. Two-dimensional covalent organic frameworks (2D COFs) offer broad monomer scope but are generally isolated as powders comprising aggregated nanometer-scale crystallites. We found that 2D COF formation could be controlled using a two-step procedure in which monomers are added slowly to preformed nanoparticle seeds. The resulting 2D COFs are isolated as single-crystalline, micrometer-sized particles. Transient abso...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Evans, A. M., Parent, L. R., Flanders, N. C., Bisbey, R. P., Vitaku, E., Kirschner, M. S., Schaller, R. D., Chen, L. X., Gianneschi, N. C., Dichtel, W. R. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Maintaining healthy vision may help keep brain in shape, too
(Reuters Health) -   Waning eyesight may hasten the pace of cognitive decline in older people, suggests a U.S. study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news