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Improving longevity of functionally integrated stem cells in regenerative vision therapy

February 24, 2017

Stem cell therapies hold great promise for restoring function in a variety of degenerative conditions, but one of the logistical hurdles is how to ensure the cells survive in the body long enough to work.


AI as good as ophthalmologists at diagnosing a rare eye condition

February 22, 2017

An artificial-intelligence (AI) algorithm performs just as well as individual ophthalmologists in diagnosing congenital cataracts, reports a paper published online in Nature Biomedical Engineering.


Commission brings in top innovators to advise on a potential European Innovation Council

February 21, 2017

The European Commission has announced the 15 members of the new High Level Group that will advise the Commission on how to strengthen support for breakthrough, market-creating innovation in Horizon 2020 and future research and...


The time is ripe to reform the World Health Organization

February 20, 2017

As the public-health agency chooses a new leader, the media and politicians must be more realistic about what it can do.


New members appointed to High Level Group of the Commission's Scientific Advice Mechanism

February 17, 2017

The High Level Group of the Commission's Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) welcomes two new world-class scientists.


Meet the 12 finalists of the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2017

February 16, 2017

The finalists of the Horizon 2020-funded EU Prize for Women Innovators 2017 are announced today by the European Commission.


World first: Surgical eye robot performs precision-injection in patient with retinal vein occlusion

February 15, 2017

Surgeons at University Hospitals Leuven have been the first to operate on a patient with retinal vein occlusion using a surgical robot.


The Internet of Things comes to the lab

February 13, 2017

The system of connecting machines and sensors is finally making its way into the laboratory, giving researchers peace of mind and restoring their work–life balance.


Switzerland steps up research and innovation cooperation with the EU

February 10, 2017

Swiss researchers and organisations will now be able to fully participate in Horizon 2020, the European Union's research and innovation funding programme, on equal terms with entities from EU Member States and other associated...


New peptide could improve treatment for vision-threatening disease

February 09, 2017

Johns Hopkins researchers report that a new peptide holds promise for improving treatment for degenerative retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy.


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