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  1. Nonprofessionals Successfully Interpret Medical Images of the Eye OnlineRead the original story

    Monday Nov 28 | Newswise

    Rockville, Md. -- Scientists have found that with minimal training, members of the general public may be able to match the accuracy of experts in interpreting medical images of the eye.


  2. Virginal Tech, Cytimmune Sciences Create Cancer Therapy That Reduces Toxic Chemotherapy EffectsRead the original story

    Monday Nov 14 | Newswise

    Virginia Tech scientists have developed a new cancer drug that uses gold nanoparticles created by the biotech firm CytImmune Sciences to deliver paclitaxel - a commonly used chemotherapy drug directly to a tumor. Because of the direct targeting, the new effort not only increases the effectiveness of paclitaxel, it also dramatically reduces devastating side effects such as hair loss, nausea, and nerve pain.


  3. New Videos, Resources Launch Outreach Campaign on Vision-Preserving TechnologyRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2016 | Newswise

    Rockville, Md. -- To celebrate its revolutionary impact on eye care around the world, the Associatio n for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology has independently produced a series of short videos, educational tools and advocacy resources on the discovery and development of optical coherence tomography .


  4. Assisted-Living Facilities Limit Older Adults' Rights to Sexual Freedom, Study FindsRead the original story

    Aug 8, 2016 | Newswise

    Older adults in assisted-living facilities experience limits to their rights to sexual freedom because of a lack of policies regarding the issue and the actions of staff and administrators at these facilities, according to research conducted by the Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University. Though assisted-living facilities emphasize independence and autonomy, this study found staff and administrators behave in ways that create an environment of surveillance.


  5. Mobile Health and Wellness Clinic Debuts in Pune for Clinical Research and Community-Based CareRead the original story

    Jul 26, 2016 | Newswise

    The Maryland-based health care informatics company CTIS and its founders, Raj and Bharti Shah, have collaborated with the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education and Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College to equip and dispatch a custom-designed mobile health care services van in the state of Maharashtra in India. The mobile clinic, the parties say, is designed to address the fact that India assumes a large burden of chronic and infectious diseases, leading the world in deaths related to tuberculosis, cervical cancer and diabetes, and ranking third in the number of people with HIV.


  6. 25th Anniversary IOVS Special Issue on Optical Coherence Tomography ReleasedRead the original story

    Jul 14, 2016 | Newswise

    Rockville, Md. -- The journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the development of optical coherence tomography with the release of a special issue of more than 70 papers from authors on five continents.


  7. Alzheimer's Detected Before Symptoms via New Eye TechnologyRead the original story

    Jul 11, 2016 | Newswise

    Rockville, Md. - Scientists may have overcome a major roadblock in the development of Alzheimer's therapies by creating a new technology to observe - in the back of the eye - progression of the disease before the onset of symptoms.


  8. Researchers Begin Promising Malaria Vaccine Trial in Burkina FasoRead the original story

    Jul 6, 2016 | Newswise

    Malaria is one of the world's deadliest diseases: it infects hundreds of millions of people every year, and kills about half a million, most of them under five years of age. There is no vaccine.


  9. Infant Visual Reflex and Accuracy May Improve with AgeRead the original story

    Jun 2, 2016 | Newswise

    Rockville, Md. - A recent study shows that infants and toddlers take longer to notice new visual stimuli and are less accurate in their gaze than adults, but slowly improve as they age.


  10. Roswell Park Designated Scientific Lead for Ongoing Population...Read the original story

    Apr 5, 2016 | Newswise

    The Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study, a longstanding effort to document and interpret tobacco use in the U.S., has been awarded another nine years of funding from the National Institutes of Health and U.S. Food and Drug Administration . The study will be conducted by Westat of Rockville, Md., with Roswell Park Cancer Institute continuing as scientific lead and Andrew Hyland, PhD, Chair of the RPCI Department of Health Behavior, serving as principal investigator.


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