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Premature Babies: Antioxidant Can Reduce Blindness Risk

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[18/06/2012] A study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital suggests that the antioxidant, rhSOD (recombinant human Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase), reduces the risk of developing Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in extremely low gestational age newborns.Premature Babies: Antioxidant Can Reduce Blindness Risk - Read more

Patients: Protected From Diabetic Eye Disease

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[13/06/2012] Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Centre have completed a study of 158 people who have lived with type 1 diabetes (T1D) for 50 years or more with eye examinations and have concluded that a high proportion of this unique group of patients developed little to no diabetic eye disease over time.Patients: Protected From Diabetic Eye Disease - Read more

Nearsightedness: Hope for More Effective Treatment

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[06/06/2012] Research by an optometrist at the University of Houston (UH) supports the continued investigation of optical treatments that attempt to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children.Nearsightedness: Hope for More Effective Treatment - Read more

Blindness: Retinal Prosthesis Could Better Restore Sight

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[14/05/2012] Using tiny solar-panel-like cells surgically placed underneath the retina, scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have devised a system that may someday restore sight to people who have lost vision because of certain types of degenerative eye diseases.Blindness: Retinal Prosthesis Could Better Restore Sight - Read more

Seeing: Foetal Membrane Transplantation Prevents Blindness

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[30/04/2012] Transplanting tissue from newborn foetal membranes prevents blindness in patients with a devastating disease called Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a Loyola University Medical Centre study has found.Seeing: Foetal Membrane Transplantation Prevents Blindness - Read more

Mitochondria: Breakthrough for Degenerative Vision Disorder

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[25/04/2012] A research team, led by Doctor John Guy of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami, has pioneered a novel technological treatment for Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), an inherited genetic defect that causes rapid, permanent, and bilateral loss of vision in people of all ages, but primarily males ages 20-40.Mitochondria: Breakthrough for Degenerative Vision Disorder - Read more

Acoustic Perception: Internet-Based Therapy Relieves Persistent Tinnitus

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[08/03/2012] Those suffering from nagging tinnitus can benefit from internet-based therapy just as much as patients who take part in group therapy sessions. These are the findings of a German-Swedish study in which patients with moderate to severe tinnitus tried out various forms of therapy over a ten-week period.Acoustic Perception: Internet-Based Therapy Relieves Persistent Tinnitus - Read more

Eyes: Sound Rather than Sight Can Activate ‘Seeing’ for the Blind

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[08/02/2012] Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have tapped onto the visual cortex of the congenitally blind by using sensory substitution devices (SSDs), enabling the blind in effect to “see” and even describe objects.Eyes: Sound Rather than Sight Can Activate ‘Seeing’ for the Blind - Read more

Music: Training Has Biological Impact on Aging Process

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[31/01/2012] Age-related delays in neural timing are not inevitable and can be avoided or offset with musical training, according to a new study from Northwestern University. The study is the first to provide biological evidence that lifelong musical experience has an impact on the aging process. Music: Training Has Biological Impact on Aging Process - Read more

Hypersensitivity: Why Do Smells Make Some People Sick

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[20/01/2012] Do you get a headache from the perfume of the lady next to you at the table? Do cleaning solutions at work make your nose itch? If you have symptoms prompted by everyday smells, it does not necessarily mean you are allergic but rather that you suffer from chemical intolerance. According to a scientist at Umea University this hypersensitivity can be the result of an inability to get used to smells.Hypersensitivity: Why Do Smells Make Some People Sick - Read more