Reconstruction of eye tissue gives new insight into outer retina — ScienceDaily

A new study by scientists at the University of Southampton has made a breakthrough that could help the search for treatments against age related sight loss.

With an aging society, conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are becoming more frequent, affecting around 300 new patients every week in the UK. AMD and similar conditions currently have no effective treatments.

In this new study, published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, researchers used a newly developed imaging technique called serial block face scanning electron microscopy, to produce a digital reconstruction of eye tissues from the outer retina, at very high resolution. This is the first time this technology has been used to fully reconstruct cells from the retina and could provide new insights into the causes of irreversible blinding diseases.

The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is located between the neuroretina and the outer blood supply in the eye

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Microsoft: Here’s how your smartphone camera plus AI can keep an eye on your health

While wearables are at the forefront of medical applications for mobile technology, COVID-19 has sent researchers looking at older technologies like the humble smartphone for remote diagnosis. 

Microsoft Research has been working on telehealth applications via a smartphone for over a decade, but the current pandemic presents new opportunities that make the approach more relevant than it was even a year ago. 

Telehealth has held promise in healthcare since the advent of video but smartphones, better cameras and artificial intelligence might produce a more workable an answer at time when it’s difficult for people to visit medical facilities due to the pandemic. 

As the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted in June, telehealth can help provide patients with care while minimizing the risk patients passing on of SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — to doctors and nurses.

Microsoft points out that atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a

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Scientists reverse age-related vision loss, eye damage from glaucoma in mice — ScienceDaily

Harvard Medical School scientists have successfully restored vision in mice by turning back the clock on aged eye cells in the retina to recapture youthful gene function.

The team’s work, described Dec. 2 in Nature, represents the first demonstration that it may be possible to safely reprogram complex tissues, such as the nerve cells of the eye, to an earlier age.

In addition to resetting the cells’ aging clock, the researchers successfully reversed vision loss in animals with a condition mimicking human glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness around the world.

The achievement represents the first successful attempt to reverse glaucoma-induced vision loss, rather than merely stem its progression, the team said. If replicated through further studies, the approach could pave the way for therapies to promote tissue repair across various organs and reverse aging and age-related diseases in humans.

“Our study demonstrates that it’s possible to safely reverse

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Irisbond: New hands-free eye tracking technology creates a safer world

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Irisbond launches Hiru, the world’s first multi-platform hands-free eye tracking device

Hiru enables companies to design and develop eye tracking capabilities into any type of technology; computers, tablets, ATMs, access systems, and even lifts

Irisbond is closing deals with companies in neuromarketing, automotive, research, industry 4.0, smart homes, robotics, health and education

The eye-tracking market is expected to triple over the next five years, expected to value $1.09 billion in 2025

Pre-orders of Hiru are available now

Today, Irisbond – the pioneering start-up behind eye tracking technology – has launched Hiru, the first eye tracking technology that works on multiple operating systems, opening up a huge range of touchless technology solutions during the pandemic. From a computer to a cash machine,

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Scientists develop new gene therapy for eye disease — ScienceDaily

Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have developed a new gene therapy approach that offers promise for one day treating an eye disease that leads to a progressive loss of vision and affects thousands of people across the globe.

The study, which involved a collaboration with clinical teams in the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital and the Mater Hospital, also has implications for a much wider suite of neurological disorders associated with ageing.

The scientists publish their results today [Thursday 26th November 2020] in leading journal, Frontiers in Neuroscience.

Dominant optic atrophy (DOA)

Characterised by degeneration of the optic nerves, DOA typically starts to cause symptoms in patients in their early adult years. These include moderate vision loss and some colour vision defects, but severity varies, symptoms can worsen over time and some people may become blind. There is currently no way to prevent or cure DOA.

A gene

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Hope, the UAE’s first interplanetary mission, has its eye on bonus science on way to Mars

The United Arab Emirates’ first foray beyond Earth’s orbit is going so smoothly that the nation’s Hope Mars spacecraft will tackle some bonus observations before it reaches its destination, mission leaders have announced.



An artist's depiction of the UAE's Hope Mars orbiter.


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An artist’s depiction of the UAE’s Hope Mars orbiter.

The Hope spacecraft launched in July and will arrive in orbit around the Red Planet on Feb. 9, 2021. There, it will study Mars’ atmosphere and weather, observations that will help scientists understand how the planet’s bubble of gas works. But after the spacecraft’s first three trajectory correction maneuvers were more accurate than the mission engineers had budgeted for, the Hope team has decided to briefly split the spacecraft’s focus to gather some extra science data before the probe arrives at Mars.

“This is one of the broad objectives of the mission, to provide novel science to the international community,” Hessa Al Matroushi, the

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New hands-free eye tracking technology creates a safer world

LONDON, Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —

  • Irisbond launches Hiru, the world’s first multi-platform hands-free eye tracking device
  • Hiru enables companies to design and develop eye tracking capabilities into any type of technology; computers, tablets, ATMs, access systems, and even lifts
  • Irisbond is closing deals with companies in neuromarketing, automotive, research, industry 4.0, smart homes, robotics, health and education
  • The eye-tracking market is expected to triple over the next five years, expected to value $1.09 billion in 2025
  • Pre-orders of Hiru are available now

Today, Irisbond – the pioneering start-up behind eye tracking technology – has launched Hiru, the first eye tracking technology that works on multiple operating systems, opening up a huge range of touchless technology solutions during the pandemic. From a computer to a cash machine, a lift or an access control system in an office building, by using touchless technology Hiru, a safer, more inclusive, pandemic conscious

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NextGen Healthcare Launches Industry’s Next Evolution of Integrated Eye Care Technology

Fully Integrated Platform Provides Optometry-Specific Workflow Enabling Providers to Efficiently Document Care of Patients with Low Vision and Binocular Vision Issues

NextGen Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXGN), a leading provider of ambulatory-focused technology solutions, today announced it has launched a dedicated optometric workflow in its fully integrated eye care platform. This new optometric software solution is part of the NextGen® Ophthalmic Suite, the industry’s premier solution that continues to integrate both ophthalmologic and optometric-specific templates. This complete suite improves overall quality of clinical eye care for patients as well as optimizes financial results for providers by combining practice and optical management for efficient charge capture.

“Our new optometric template takes eye care to a higher level by enhancing the linkage between optometrists and ophthalmologists,” said John Beck, chief solutions officer for NextGen Healthcare. “With a growing population experiencing age-related vision impairment, it’s essential these specialties work seamlessly together. NextGen Ophthalmic Suite

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Marvell Technology Group (MRVL) Catches Eye: Stock Jumps 8.8%

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. MRVL was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise nearly 9% on the day. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This breaks the recent trend of the company, as the stock is now trading above the volatile price range of $36.89 to $44.70 in the past one-month time frame.

The company has seen no changes when it comes to estimate revision over the past few weeks, while the Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current quarter has also remained unchanged. The recent price action is encouraging though, so make sure to keep a close watch on this firm in the near future.

Marvell Technology Group currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) while its Earnings ESP is negative.  
 

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New technology allows cameras to capture colors invisible to the human eye

New research from Tel Aviv University will allow cameras to recognize colors that the human eye and even ordinary cameras are unable to perceive.

The technology makes it possible to image gases and substances such as hydrogen, carbon and sodium, each of which has a unique color in the infrared spectrum, as well as biological compounds that are found in nature but are “invisible” to the naked eye or ordinary cameras. It has groundbreaking applications in a variety of fields from computer gaming and photography as well as the disciplines of security, medicine and astronomy.

The research was conducted by Dr. Michael Mrejen, Yoni Erlich, Dr. Assaf Levanon and Prof. Haim Suchowski of TAU’s Department of Physics of Condensed Material. The results of the study were published in the October 2020 issue of Laser & Photonics Reviews.

“The human eye picks up photons at wavelengths between 400 nanometers and

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