OD-OS claims European ophthalmic-laser patent win over Iridex
Navigated retinal laser system developer OD-OS said this week it won a European patent spat with Iridex (NSDQ:IRIX) related to ophthalmological laser systems. The German company said that the European Patent office revoked Iridex’s MicroPulse patent, which will allow OD-OS to manufacture and market its Navilas laser system in the region. The Navilas system features a computer-assisted laser delivery system and digital documentation, the company said. OD-OS touted image-guided, pre-planned laser delivery allows for the application of confluent laser patterns without overheating, and that digital documentation all...
Source: Mass Device - July 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Optical/Ophthalmic Patent Infringement Iridex Corp. od-os Source Type: news

New retinal ganglion cell subtypes emerge from single-cell RNA sequencing
(Jackson Laboratory) Single-cell sequencing technologies are filling in fine details in the catalog of life. Researchers at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UConn Health) and The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) have identified 40 subtypes of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) along with the genetic markers and transcription factors that differentiate them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

It ’s Nearly Impossible to Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease in Living People. Bill Gates Wants to Change That
Name practically any disease or condition that afflicts the human body and there’s probably a good test for detecting it — preferably early, when there’s a chance that promising treatments can slow it down or even cure it. Cancer, inherited forms of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and even certain mental illnesses can be picked up by tracking hormones, genes or other things circulating in the body. But that hasn’t been the case with Alzheimer’s disease, the neurodegenerative condition that was first described in 1906, and more than a century later, still doesn’t have a blood test ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Disease healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Retinal isomerization in bacteriorhodopsin captured by a femtosecond x-ray laser
Ultrafast isomerization of retinal is the primary step in photoresponsive biological functions including vision in humans and ion transport across bacterial membranes. We used an x-ray laser to study the subpicosecond structural dynamics of retinal isomerization in the light-driven proton pump bacteriorhodopsin. A series of structural snapshots with near-atomic spatial resolution and temporal resolution in the femtosecond regime show how the excited all-trans retinal samples conformational states within the protein binding pocket before passing through a twisted geometry and emerging in the 13-cis conformation. Our finding...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nogly, P., Weinert, T., James, D., Carbajo, S., Ozerov, D., Furrer, A., Gashi, D., Borin, V., Skopintsev, P., Jaeger, K., Nass, K., Bath, P., Bosman, R., Koglin, J., Seaberg, M., Lane, T., Kekilli, D., Brünle, S., Tanaka, T., Wu, W., Milne, C., Wh Tags: Biochemistry, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Human Cells in Action
Human Microvascular Retinal Endothelial Cells (HMRECS)We have built the foundation ofNeuromics on satisfied customers. We make a practice of following up with each user to make sure our solutions are working as expected. If not, we offer " no question asked " refunds or replacements.This is especially important for ourhuman cells,media, and supplements. Success with these is easy to measure as either the cells are healthy and happy or they are not.We also usereviews andpublications as another measure of satisfaction. Here I would l highlight the latest publication using ourHREMCS. A. P. Da Cunha, Q. Zha...
Source: Neuromics - July 11, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Culturing Media endothelial cells FBS Fetal Bovine Serum HRMECS Human Endothelial Cells Source Type: news

Study: Optical ultrasound system compatible with MRI
All-optical ultrasound technology can provide real-time 2D imaging of biological...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Group reveals work on hybrid acoustic-optical imaging Retinal imaging may spot Alzheimer's disease early Optical technique sorts malignant from benign in brain surgery SNMMI: Optical-gamma imaging hybrid shows promise Photoacoustic imaging shows promise for cervical cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Accidental henpeck as a cause of devastating eye injury - Menezes V, Usgaonkar UPS.
We report a rare case of uniocular blindness in a 5 year old girl ,following a hen peck which caused a penetrating eye injury along with a total retinal detachment. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Scientists visualize the connections between eye and brain
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) In a study published in the journal Cell, BIDMC researchers developed a means of tracking the activity of the far-reaching ends of retinal neurons (called boutons) as they deliver visual information to the thalamus, a brain region involved in image processing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Revolutionizing retinal studies
(Harvard University) For decades, scientists hoping to understand how the retina interprets visual input have often had to resort to invasive techniques to dissect the retina from the animal in an effort to record the cells' activity, but a new system developed by Harvard scientists, could make it possible to track the firing patterns of dozens of cells chronically in awake animals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 28, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A method for single-neuron chronic recording from the retina in awake mice
We report a nonsurgical method to achieve chronically stable in vivo recordings from single retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) in awake mice. We developed a noncoaxial intravitreal injection scheme in which injected mesh electronics unrolls inside the eye and conformally coats the highly curved retina without compromising normal eye functions. The method allows 16-channel recordings from multiple types of RGCs with stable responses to visual stimuli for at least 2 weeks, and reveals circadian rhythms in RGC responses over multiple day/night cycles. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - June 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hong, G., Fu, T.-M., Qiao, M., Viveros, R. D., Yang, X., Zhou, T., Lee, J. M., Park, H.-G., Sanes, J. R., Lieber, C. M. Tags: Neuroscience, Techniques reports Source Type: news

Laser pointer-induced maculopathy: more than meets the eye - Mtanes K, Mimouni M, Zayit-Soudry S.
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical findings in patients with laser-induced retinal injury. METHODS: Consecutive patients presenting to a tertiary center between January 2014 and December 2015 following inadvertent ocular exposure to a laser pointer ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Retinal Thinning Tied to Cognitive Decline Retinal Thinning Tied to Cognitive Decline
In the largest study of its kind to date, investigators found an association between retinal nerve fiber thinning and poorer cognitive performance in healthy individuals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Thinner Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Tied to Worse Cognitive Function
TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 -- For individuals without neurodegenerative disease, a thinner retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) is associated with worse cognitive function and increased likelihood of future cognitive decline, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Are the Eyes Windows to Early Dementia? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Thinner retinal nerve fiber layer may be associated with worse cognitive function (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hypervitaminosis A: What to know
Hypervitaminosis A is when a person has too much vitamin A in their body. This is rarely due to diet, but it can occur if a person takes too many supplements or uses certain creams for acne over a prolonged period. Learn about the symptoms of acute and chronic hypervitaminosis A and possible complications here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

A Laser Pointer Burned a Hole in a 9-Year-Old Boy ’s Eye, Doctors Say
Playing with a laser pointer may have left a young boy with permanent eye damage, according to a case study. A 9-year-old boy visited an ophthalmology clinic in Larissa, Greece, complaining of vision problems in his left eye, the case study published in the New England Journal of Medicine says. Despite having 20/20 vision in his right eye, doctors found that his left eyesight was around 20/100 — a discrepancy explained by a hole on his left macula, a part of the retina that “provides sharp, central vision,” according to the National Eye Institute. Macular holes can cause blurry and distorted vision, and t...
Source: TIME: Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Persistent stress may lead to vision loss, study shows
A new analysis of existing studies shows that persistent psychological stress can lead to conditions such as glaucoma, retinal neuropathy, and vision loss. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Alimera Sciences Appoints Mary T. Szela to its Board of Directors
Ms. Szela brings extensive global brand experience to the Alimera Board ATLANTA, June 21, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Alimera Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALIM) (Alimera), a leader in the commercialization and development of prescripti... Biopharmaceuticals, Ophthalmology, Personnel Alimera Sciences, retinal disease, retina (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Children with celiac disease need to be regularly evaluated on their vitamin A and D levels
(Natural News) Children with celiac disease need to have their vitamin A and D levels regularly evaluated as researchers discovered that they are more likely to be deficient in these vitamins, according to a new study. In the study, published in the journal BMC Pediatrics, a team of researchers at the Adnan Menderes University in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

11 Best Foods For Your Immune System
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. Vitamin C has a reputation for being a feel-good nutrient, so it will come as no surprise that this list is full of foods with high levels of it. In the body, vitamin C behaves as an antioxidant, which means it protects cells from free-radical damage. Consuming it also helps the body better absorb iron, which is critical for normal immune-system function. Although foods high in vitamin C won’t stop your flu symptoms, eating them regularly may help prevent...
Source: TIME: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Why that flashing light in your eyes could be a warning of blindness
The average risk of retinal detachment is pretty low — about one in 10,000. But if you’re not operated on — and quickly — you can go blind. This is Gill Hudson's story... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mechanical evaluation of retinal damage associated with blunt craniomaxillofacial trauma: a simulation analysis - Geng X, Liu X, Wei W, Wang Y, Wang L, Chen K, Huo H, Zhu Y, Fan Y.
PURPOSE: To evaluate retinal damage as the result of craniomaxillofacial trauma and explain its pathogenic mechanism using finite element (FE) simulation. METHODS: Computed tomography (CT) images of an adult man were obtained to construct a FE skul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Causes of Retinal Detachment
Title: Causes of Retinal DetachmentCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/18/2012 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:04 PM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - June 13, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Stem cell-derived organoids for testing gene delivery to retinal & photoreceptor cells
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study that compared six of the most promising adeno-associated viral (AAV) gene therapy vectors in human retinal organoid models showed clear distinctions in the efficiency of gene transfer to both retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) and photoreceptor cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

OptoVue wins FDA nod for AngioAnalytics tech
Ophthalmological-focused developer Optovue said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its AngioAnalytics optical coherence tomography angiography blood vessel measurement tech designed to aid in managing disease that cause progressive blindness. The Fremont, Calif.-based company said it also won clearance for its 3D projection artifact removal software, designed to improve OCTA image quality to allow for accurate measurements and interpretation of its OCTA images. OptoVue touted that the newly cleared AngioAnalytics tech adds to its currently released AngioVue OCTA technology designed to provide high-resoluti...
Source: Mass Device - June 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Optical/Ophthalmic Regulatory/Compliance Optovue Source Type: news

GMO "golden rice" over-hyped nutrition claims dismantled by none other than the FDA
(Natural News) Golden rice was once touted as a miracle food that would save the world from vitamin A deficiency and the health problems it can cause. Two decades later, the rice has failed to deliver on its promises – as many predicted – and the future for this GMO rice isn’t looking too bright,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists attempt to fight vitamin A deficiency in Africa by developing sweet potato-fortified bread
(Natural News) The fertile farmlands of South Dakota do not produce sweet potatoes. But the even more fertile minds at the state’s biggest university are producing a sweet potato-fortified bread that can fight vitamin A deficiency in Africa, a NewsWise article states. Daniel Mbogo has come all the way from the International Potato Center (CIP)... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Milk, Meat & Eggs Can Make a Big Difference to World ’s Most Nutritionally Vulnerable People
By Silvia AlonsoADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jun 1 2018 (IPS)As the world becomes increasingly aware of the growing demands being made of our planet, more and more of us are making lifestyle choices to reduce our negative environmental impact and carbon footprint. Understandably, this has led to calls for changes to our diets, including reducing the amount of livestock-derived foods, such as meat, milk and eggs, we consume.However, a new, extensive review of research published today (JUNE1) has found that these foods can make an important difference to nutritional well-being in the first 1,000 days of life, with life-long benefi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Silvia Alonso Tags: Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Environment Food & Agriculture Global Global Governance Green Economy Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Source Type: news

New 3-D Eye Model
Morein-vivo like ModelWe see our world in 3-D. Diseases of the eye compromise this ability.Neuromics'is pleased to announce that we have a3-D model aimed at accelerating drug discovery for these diseases. Sight is a terrible thing to lose and the faster new drugs can be discovered, fewer people will have to suffer the loss of sight.Our 3D Human Retinal Microvascular Angiogenesis model is constructed using GFP ‐Tagged human Retinal Microvascular Endothelial cells. They are co-cultured with RFP-Tagged human supporting cells. GFP positive human retinal capillary-like tubule formation can be monitored in real time under fluo...
Source: Neuromics - May 30, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Tags: 3-D Cell based Assays 3-D Cell Culturing 3-D Retinal Organoids Diabetic retinopathy Human Retinal Microvascular Endothelial Cells Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Artificial Iris
A German company has become the first to score FDA approval for a stand-alone prosthetic iris in the United States. The agency said Wednesday afternoon that it approved the CustomFlex Artificial Iris, made by Erlangen, Germany-based HumanOptics. The device, which is surgically implanted, is approved to treat adults and children whose iris is completely missing or damaged due to a congenital condition called aniridia or other damage to the eye. “Patients with iris defects may experience severe vision problems, as well as dissatisfaction with the appearance of their eye,” said Malvina Eydelman, MD, dire...
Source: MDDI - May 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Phagocytosed photoreceptor outer segments activate mTORC1 in the retinal pigment epithelium
The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) transports nutrients and metabolites between the microvascular bed that maintains the outer retina and photoreceptor neurons. The RPE removes photoreceptor outer segments (POS) by receptor-mediated phagocytosis, a process that peaks in the morning. Uptake and degradation of POS initiates signaling cascades in the RPE. Upstream stimuli from various metabolic activities converge on mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1), and aberrant mTORC1 signaling is implicated in aging and age-related degeneration of the RPE. We measured mTORC1-mediated responses to RPE phagocytosis in viv...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - May 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Yu, B., Egbejimi, A., Dharmat, R., Xu, P., Zhao, Z., Long, B., Miao, H., Chen, R., Wensel, T. G., Cai, J., Chen, Y. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

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

Study provides further insight into how Ebola affects the eye
(University of Liverpool) A new study, conducted by the researchers from the University of Liverpool, published in JAMA Ophthalmology identifies the specific characteristics of Ebola retinal lesions, which provide further clues as to how the virus travels to the retina and causes damage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Acceptability of the Predicting Abusive Head Trauma (PredAHT) clinical prediction tool: a qualitative study with child protection professionals - Cowley LE, Maguire S, Farewell DM, Quinn-Scoggins HD, Flynn MO, Kemp AM.
The validated Predicting Abusive Head Trauma (PredAHT) tool estimates the probability of abusive head trauma (AHT) based on combinations of six clinical features: head/neck bruising; apnea; seizures; rib/long-bone fractures; retinal hemorrhages. We aimed t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Genome surgery for eye disease moves closer to reality
(American Academy of Ophthalmology) Researchers from Columbia University have developed a new technique for the powerful gene editing tool CRISPR to restore retinal function in mice afflicted by a degenerative retinal disease, retinitis pigmentosa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to manage thin skin
As a person ages, their skin naturally becomes thinner, less elastic, or papery. While there is no specific way to treat thin skin or to thicken the skin, a person can prevent skin from getting thinner by using retinol creams and avoiding risk factors such as smoking, drinking alcohol, and spending time in the sun. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Retinal Changes on OCT Angiography May Flag Early Alzheimer's Retinal Changes on OCT Angiography May Flag Early Alzheimer's
Microvascular changes in the eye detected by noninvasive optical coherence tomography angiography may herald preclinical Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News 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

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

J & J gets in on $15m Series C for NeuroVision Imaging
NeuroVision Imaging said today it raised $15 million in a Series C round joined by Johnson & Johnson‘s (NYSE:JNJ) Innovation arm, with funds slated to support validation and approval of the company’s eye imaging system. The round was led by Wildcat Capital Management and joined by J&J Innovation, Nikon-SBI Innovation Fund, Whittier Ventures and VSP Global, the Sacramento, Calif.-based company said. “NeuroVision’s groundbreaking technology provides for the important possibility of detecting neurodegenerative diseases earlier through the discovery of symptoms in the eyes. In the end, this is a...
Source: Mass Device - May 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Optical/Ophthalmic johnsonandjohnson NeuroVision Source Type: news

NeuroVision announces a $15 million Series C financing with a first close of $11.2 million
(Public Relations Pacific LLC) NeuroVision Imaging Inc. has announced a Series C financing round of $15 million with an initial close of $11.2 million. The round is led by Wildcat Capital Management with funding from several new investment groups. The financing provides support for NeuroVision as it seeks validation and regulatory approval for its breakthrough, low-cost, noninvasive, eye imaging system for measuring retinal autofluorescence that can detect amyloid beta (Aβ) plaque in the eye. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 2, 2018 Category: Biology 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

UMKC lands $1.97M grant for glaucoma treatment
Researchers at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine landed $1.937 million to develop a way to treat patients with end-stage glaucoma. The five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health will support principal investigator Karl Kador's research on ways to restore vision to patients with glaucoma and other eye disorders. Kador, an assistant professor of ophthalmology and biomedical sciences, studies disease and injuries that lead to the death of retinal ganglion cells,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Pure and Potent Human Primary Retinal Pigment Endothelial Cells (HRPES)
Culture ReadyNeuromics is a recognized leader in providing researchers 21-CFR CompliantPrimary Human Cells.Here we feature our newRetinal Pigment Epithelial Cell (HRPES). These hard to find cells are reasonably priced and culture ready,HRPES in CultureCells are provided at passage 3. HRPEs growth medium (contains 10% serum and growth supplements, Alpha-33) is recommended for cell culture and these cells have a minimum average population doubling capacity of 8 when cultured following the detailedprotocol. (Source: Neuromics)
Source: Neuromics - April 26, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Tags: cell culturing protocol culturing human retinal pigment epithelial cells Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could this vitamin A derivative cure liver cancer?
Researchers reveal how a compound called acyclic retinoid, which is a synthetic form of vitamin A, can target and destroy liver cancer stem cells. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Retinal Abnormalities Predictor of Some Types of Stroke
(MedPage Today) -- Retinal imaging may offer noninvasive tool to determine pathogenesis of cerebral small vessel disease (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Eyes Might ID Preclinical Alzheimer's
(MedPage Today) -- Presymptomatic patients show foveal thinning, retinal changes (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - April 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Vitamin A derivative selectively kills liver cancer stem cells
(RIKEN) Acyclic retinoid, an artificial compound derived from vitamin A, has been found to prevent the recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer. Now, in research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists have discovered that the compound targets one class of cancer stem cells, preventing them from giving rise to new tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Teenagers' eyes reveals their future heart-disease risk
Researchers from The Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Australia, found that for every one point increase in a person's health quality-of-life, their retinal vessels narrow by  0.00005mm, (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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