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Scientists rise up against statistical significance

Call for an end to hyped claims and the dismissal of possibly crucial effects.

Light-emitting sleep mask yields no long-term benefit for DME

According to the results of the phase 3 CLEOPATRA trial, patients with non-center-involving diabetic macular edema who wore a light-emitting mask during sleep did not experience long-term therapeutic benefits

Plagiarism detectors are a crutch, and a problem

Academics and editors need to stop pretending that software always catches recycled text and start reading more carefully.

Gender balance in research is improving, but pace is too slow: EU She Figures

The number of women with a career in research is slowly growing in Europe. Still, they remain significantly underrepresented, and their potential not fully recognised and valued.

Researchers create a hydrogel contact lens to treat serious eye disease

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have created a hydrogel that could one day be made into a contact lens to more effectively treat corneal melting, a condition that is a significant cause for blindness world-wide.

Study finds no evidence that calcium increases risk of AMD

Eating a calcium-rich diet or taking calcium supplements does not appear to increase the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to the findings of a study by scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI).

What I wish my friends and family knew about my PhD

Support must come from a place of understanding.

Fixing Seniors' Vision May Improve Long-Term Brain Health

A recent study from England has found that people who have had cataract surgery have better mental function in later life.

Poor nutrition can lead to sight loss in later life, according to study

An unhealthy diet including high fat and cholesterol-enriched food can contribute to developing eye diseases which lead to a loss of vision, University of Southampton research has revealed.

Rent or conference!

Early-career researchers shouldn’t have to choose.

Therapy could improve and prolong sight in those suffering vision loss

The treatment—involving either a drug or gene therapy—works by reducing the noise generated by nerve cells in the eye, which can interfere with vision much the way tinnitus interferes with hearing.

Mindfulness Meditation May Help Fight Glaucoma

A new study suggests that mindfulness meditation may help lower eye pressure in glaucoma patients and improve quality of life by lowering stress hormones.

Top US institutes still aren’t reporting clinical-trial results on time

US law requires researchers to post study findings on a public registry within a year of completion — or face heavy fines.

New Horizon Impact Award 2019 contest opens: apply by 28 May

The prize acknowledges and rewards the most influential and impactful project results under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme, and its predecessor, the 7th Framework programme.

Algorithm for a “deep learning” process can predict OCT measurements from colour fundus photographs

Research scientists in Switzerland and the United States have published a new study to apply “deep learning” (DL) algorithms using colour fundus photographs (CFPs) to detect 97% accuracy results in diabetic macular edema (DME).