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retinal degeneration Archives

Novel methods to treat glaucoma

Nov. 8, 2018—Increasing a certain signaling molecule prevents the degeneration of retinal cells that are lost in glaucoma, suggesting a new way to treat this disease.

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My Southern Health: Lower the risk of macular degeneration

Dec. 15, 2016—Macular degeneration is common in people older than 55, but lifestyle influences who gets i

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Imaging probe for retinal disease

Oct. 12, 2016—An imaging probe developed at Vanderbilt detects retinal inflammation early and may allow therapeutic intervention to prevent blindness.

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Retinal neuron survival in glaucoma

Dec. 16, 2014—Understanding how the protein TRPV1 helps neurons survive after glaucoma-related stressors could lead to new therapeutic strategies for glaucoma and other neurodegenerative conditions.

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Protein boosts retinal neuron survival

Mar. 14, 2014—An ion channel protein called TRIPV1 helps retinal neurons survive the elevated eye pressure associated with glaucoma.

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Clues to retinal cell degeneration

Aug. 28, 2012—A reversible chemical modification of rhodopsin, a receptor for light, plays a role in the degeneration of retinal cells.

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