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Protein found in heart may be target for colon cancer therapies

Protein found in heart may be target for colon cancer therapies

ScienceDaily (Sep. 13, 2011) — A protein critical in heart development may also play a part in colon cancer progression Continue reading

Repeated use of ophthalmic antibiotics among patients undergoing intraocular injection therapy linked to antimicrobial resistance

Repeated use of ophthalmic antibiotics among patients undergoing intraocular injection therapy linked to antimicrobial resistance

ScienceDaily (Sep. 12, 2011) — Repeated exposure of the eye to ophthalmic antibiotics appears to be associated with the emergence of resistant strains of microbes among patients undergoing intraocular injection therapy for neovascular retinal disease, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals Continue reading

Repeated use of ophthalmic antibiotics among patients undergoing intraocular injection therapy linked to antimicrobial resistance

Repeated use of ophthalmic antibiotics among patients undergoing intraocular injection therapy linked to antimicrobial resistance

ScienceDaily (Sep. 12, 2011) — Repeated exposure of the eye to ophthalmic antibiotics appears to be associated with the emergence of resistant strains of microbes among patients undergoing intraocular injection therapy for neovascular retinal disease, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Continue reading

New genetic cause of blinding eye disease

New genetic cause of blinding eye disease

ScienceDaily (Aug. Continue reading

More frequent visual field testing may lead to earlier detection of glaucoma progression

More frequent visual field testing may lead to earlier detection of glaucoma progression

ScienceDaily (Aug. 8, 2011) — In patients with glaucoma, frequent visual field testing may be associated with earlier detection of the condition’s progression, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals Continue reading

Researchers develop risk assessment model for advanced age-related macular degeneration

Researchers develop risk assessment model for advanced age-related macular degeneration

ScienceDaily (Aug. 8, 2011) — A new risk assessment model may help predict development of advanced age-related macular degeneration, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness in the United States and the Western world, according to background information in the article. Continue reading

New composite material may restore damaged soft tissue

New composite material may restore damaged soft tissue

ScienceDaily (Aug. 1, 2011) — Biomedical engineers at Johns Hopkins have developed a new liquid material that in early experiments in rats and humans shows promise in restoring damaged soft tissue relatively safely and durably Continue reading

Smartphone making your eyes tired? Images placed in front of the screen increase visual discomfort

Smartphone making your eyes tired? Images placed in front of the screen increase visual discomfort

ScienceDaily (July 21, 2011) — Several reports indicate that prolonged viewing of mobile devices and other stereo 3D devices leads to visual discomfort, fatigue and even headaches. According to a new Journal of Vision study, the root cause may be the demand on our eyes to focus on the screen and simultaneously adjust to the distance of the content Continue reading

Smartphone making your eyes tired? Images placed in front of the screen increase visual discomfort

Smartphone making your eyes tired? Images placed in front of the screen increase visual discomfort

ScienceDaily (July 21, 2011) — Several reports indicate that prolonged viewing of mobile devices and other stereo 3D devices leads to visual discomfort, fatigue and even headaches. According to a new Journal of Vision study, the root cause may be the demand on our eyes to focus on the screen and simultaneously adjust to the distance of the content Continue reading

Insight into new drug resistance in hospital microbes

Insight into new drug resistance in hospital microbes

ScienceDaily (July 13, 2011) — Hospitals struggle to prevent the infections that complicate treatment for cancer, joint replacement, heart surgery and other conditions. Hospital-acquired infections are often resistant to multiple antibiotics, leading to approximately 100,000 deaths and more than $30 billion in additional health care costs yearly. New drugs are being developed to combat these infections, but resistance invariably emerges to these last-line drugs Continue reading