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Miracle cure for Alzheimer’s around the corner

...the most dreadful kind of Dementia, where there is degeneration of the brain tissue, might at last have the much awaited miracle cure round the corner. A vaccine made headlines sometime ago, as being efficient in reducing plaque formation in mice, which is characteristic of Alzheimer’s. Latest reports say that i...

Role of fats and oils in vision care

...ion, according to a new study. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a currently untreatable disease of the eye causing fuzziness, shadows and severe visual impairment. As the name suggests, it gets worse with age and diet has been implicated in its development. // Researchers at the Massachusetts Eye and E...

Antioxidants used for longevity

... oxidative damage plays an important role in brain degeneration of the kind seen in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurological diseases. Researchers, in California, have developed a mouse model for studying oxidative damage and how to repair it.// This natural antioxidant enzyme called superoxide dismutase...

Cure for blindness

...ose with retinal diseases like age-related macular degeneration or retinitis pigmentosa. There are currently no effective treatments for these conditions. But there's a long way to go, say the researchers, in working out how best to translate this research into humans. They hope they will be doing at least limite...

Genes for Vision discovered

... diagnosing and treating blinding diseases.Macular degeneration affects 20 per cent of people over age 75. Discovery of the full set of photoreceptor genes expressed int he retinal cells, which was made in mice, could also lead to new methods for preserving and restoring the vision of those affected.// Photorec...

Microchip gives blind a chance of sight

...eases such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related degeneration of the eye will be benefitted by the new development. The implant works for eye diseases in which healthy retinal neurons remain intact after they lose use of the eye’s photoreceptors.// These receptors convert images into electric impulses. Researc...

Microchip gives blind a chance of sight

...eases such as Retinitis Pigmentosa and age-related degeneration of the eye will be benefitted by the new development.// The implant works for eye diseases in which healthy retinal neurons remain intact after they lose use of the eye’s photoreceptors. These receptors convert images into electric impulses. Resear...

Fast screening for macular degeneration

...ng for the onset of blindness. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in older people. //A team at the University of Utah now report on a technical advance that could be developed into a rapid screen for AMD among people at risk.They could then be fast-tracked for treatment befor...

Gene treatment for macular degeneration

...zed the gene responsible for some cases of macular degeneration quite recently. With this knowledge, and the advan... offers encouraging news for the future of macular degeneration treatment....

Laser may stop macular degeneration

...hether a laser can stop the development of macular degeneration before it progresses. There are two forms of macul...he retina known as drusen. People with dry macular degeneration have a gradual loss of vision. While there are a number of procedures under study to treat the wet f...

Myostatin gene could hold the key to treatment for DMD

...e mass and strength in their leg muscles, and less degeneration and fibrosis of their respiratory muscles, when compared to untreated mice. They also had lower blood levels of creatine kinase (CK) — a protein that leaks out of damaged muscle. While Kathryn believes that there is a real possibility for moving for...

Macular Degeneration treatment with Laser

... the incidence of patients going on to wet macular degeneration could be decreased by the order of 100,000 patients or more per year. The treatment, which is not yet readily available is currently being tested on 800 people. Dr. Fox concluded that after the results of the trail prove to be beneficial, it will be ...

Stem cells offer hope for muscular dystrophy

...tic diseases is marked by progressive weakness and degeneration of the muscles that control movement, as well as, sometimes, the heart and other organs. There is no treatment or cure. Cossu and colleagues worked with cells called mesoangioblasts, a type of stem cell. Stem cells are master cells that can produce...

Midlife Brain Activity a Predictor Of Alzheimer’s Diseas

...he brain’s developmental process contribute to the degeneration of myelin. They say complex connections that take the longest to develop are among the first to deteriorate because myelin breaks down in reverse order of development. Specialists say: “The body was designed to myelinate through the natural lifespan....

Smoking Linked to Blindness

Age-related macular degeneration is the most common cause of adult blindness, which results in irreversible loss of central vision. // A recent study shows smokers are up to four-times as likely to become blind later in life from age-related macular degeneration. The study showed qu...

The Cause Of Visual Problems Different From Race To Race

...d whites is not the same.Their study shows macular degeneration // is the leading cause of blindness for whites, while cataracts and glaucoma are the leading causes of blindness for blacks. More than 50 percent of the white patients studied lost their vision because of macular degeneration. In contrast, more tha...

A Drug That Protects The Heart, Found To Protect The Eyes

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in the United ...,500 men and they found that those who had macular degeneration were less frequently using statins . Specifically, there was a 50-percent reduction in the risk of ...

Eye Disorders, A Predictor Of A Shorter Lifespan

...-related eye problems, such as age-related macular degeneration and cataracts may not live as long as those without them, // says a new study. A cataract involves the lens of the eye becoming cloudy and can cause partial blindness. In a study of 4,753 people aged 55 to 81, people with macular degeneration, a pro...

Sun The Reason To Blame for eye Disease

...lated maculopathy, also called age-related macular degeneration an eye // disorder that can cause blindness. Resea... developing characteristics of age-related macular degeneration when they used hats and sunglasses at least half the time.On the other hand, those who reported expe...

Genetic Breakthrough in Common Eye Problem

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss in the developed world. New research finds a genetic defect that could be involved with this disease. The discovery also helps // researchers understand the true complexity of this disease. Rese...

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