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Initiative aims to break science’s citation paywall

April 26, 2017

Want to find out whether your articles are more highly cited than others? To get at the underlying data, you’ll have to pay.


Unproven stem cell 'therapy' blinds three patients at Florida clinic

April 24, 2017

Three people with macular degeneration were blinded after undergoing an unproven stem cell treatment that was touted as a clinical trial in 2015 at a clinic in Florida.


Congress and FDA nominee heap love on ‘adaptive trials’

April 21, 2017

This week, as President Donald Trump’s nominee to head FDA, Gottlieb sat before Republican lawmakers hungry for promises of “shorter time frames” for drug and device approvals, and again expressed his zeal - repeatedly - for...


Changes of the cell environment are associated with certain eye diseases

April 19, 2017

In case of ischemic injury to the retina, changes occur in the protein scaffold in the environment of retinal cells, the so-called extracellular matrix.


23andMe given green light to sell DNA tests for 10 diseases

April 17, 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first at-home genetic test that can help to determine a person’s risk of developing certain diseases.


Fighting blindness: TSRI scientists bring a key protein into focus

April 14, 2017

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered how a protein called α2δ4 establishes proper vision.


Rabbits' detached retina 'glued' with new hydrogel

April 12, 2017

A newly developed elastic gel administered in liquid form and shown to turn jellylike within minutes after injection into rabbits' eyes to replace the clear gelatinous fluid inside their eyeballs, may help pave the way for new...


Dr Rosie Gilbert wins UCL Provost's Award for Public Engagement

April 10, 2017

Congratulations to Institute of Ophthalmology student Dr Rosie Gilbert for being awarded a UCL Provost’s Award for Public Engagement for her project ‘Eating for Eye Health.’


International team of researchers develop new model for earlier treatments for AMD

April 05, 2017

An international team of researchers from Queen's University Belfast, University College London and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA have developed a cell culture model that could help to develop earlier treatment...


Commission speeds up access to market of 17 innovative projects with €33.5 million

April 03, 2017

The European Commission is awarding nearly €33.5 million to bring more innovative ideas to market quicker.


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