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GEN reports on ocular therapeutics targeting the retina
Therapies for retinal diseases are expected to overtake those for glaucoma by 2014, reports Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN). Because current retinal disease treatments only improve vision for six to eight weeks, there is a critical need for new remedies, according to a recent issue of GEN. View News Article (2012-09-11)

Genetic clues to the causes of primary biliary cirrhosis
Researchers have newly identified three genetic regions associated with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), the most common autoimmune liver disease, increasing the number of known regions associated with the disorder to 25. View News Article (2012-09-10)

Cancer 'turns off' important immune cells, complicating experimental vaccine therapies
A research report published in the September 2012 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology offers a possible explanation of why some cancer vaccines are not as effective as hoped, while at the same time identifies a new therapeutic strategy for treating autoimmune problems.  View News Article (2012-08-31)

A vaccine for heart disease? La Jolla Institute discovery points up this possibility
Most people probably know that heart disease remains the nation's No. 1 killer. But what many may be surprised to learn is that cholesterol has a major accomplice in causing dangerous arterial plaque buildup that can trigger a heart attack. The culprit? Inflammatory cells produced by the immune system.  View News Article (2012-08-14)

Racial differences in diabetes diagnostic thresholds
Healthcare providers should take into account differences among racial groups when using hemoglobin A1C levels to diagnose and monitor diabetes, new research from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center suggests. View News Article (2012-08-07)

Autoantibodies Damage Blood Vessels in the Brain - Important Factor in the Development of Alzheimer's and Dementia
The presence of specific autoantibodies of the immune system is associated with blood vessel damage in the brain.  View News Article (2012-08-01)

Study finds novel therapy that may prevent damage to the retina in diabetic eye diseases
Researchers at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center have identified a compound that could interrupt the chain of events that cause damage to the retina in diabetic retinopathy. View News Article (2012-07-30)

UGA study shows why hypertension increases damage to eyes of diabetic patients
Hypertension frequently coexists in patients with diabetes. A new University of Georgia study shows why the co-morbid conditions can result in impaired vision. View News Article (2012-07-13)

Multiple sclerosis: New marker could improve diagnosis
Diagnosing multiple sclerosis (MS) is a challenge even for experienced neurologists. This autoimmune disease has many symptoms and rarely presents a uniform clinical picture. View News Article (2012-07-12)

Antioxidant shown to reduce blindness risk in extremely premature babies
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is the second most common cause of childhood blindness in the United States, occurring in half of premature infants born earlier than or at 28 weeks gestational age. View News Article (2012-06-15)

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