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Health Talk seeks genomic research participants

Posted: Thursday 16 June 2016 at 10:59

Health Talk, which provides free information about health issues by sharing people's real-life experiences, is looking to talk to people who have been invited to take part in the Genome 100,000 Project.

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Masquerade ball to raise funds and awareness of macular disease

Posted: Friday 27 May 2016 at 13:13

A Macular Society member has organised a masquerade ball to help raise funds for the Society and awareness of macular disease.

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Revolutionary treatment becomes available on NHS in Manchester

Posted: Thursday 26 May 2016 at 16:11

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital has become the first NHS hospital in the UK to offer a new telescope implant for end-stage age-related macular degeneration.

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Wet AMD treatment news from ARVO2016

Posted: Wednesday 4 May 2016 at 21:05

Graybug Vision, Inc., a venture-stage pharmaceutical company committed to developing potentially transformative therapies for ocular diseases including wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and glaucoma, today announced that data from a preclinical …

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Age-related macular degeneration before and after the era of anti-VEGF drugs

Posted: Wednesday 4 May 2016 at 11:18

NIH-funded study of Avastin and Lucentis examines their effects at five years.In a study of nearly 650 people with the eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD), half still had vision 20/40 or better, typically good enough to drive or to read st…

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Preliminary applications are now invited for 2017 grants

Posted: Friday 29 April 2016 at 13:37

The Macular Society is now accepting preliminary applications for research grants and PhD studentships beginning in 2017.

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Gene therapy reverses sight loss and is long-lasting

Posted: Thursday 28 April 2016 at 21:01

A genetic therapy has improved the vision of patients who would otherwise have gone blind.A clinical study has shown that the improvement is long-lasting and so the therapy is suitable to be offered as a treatment.The researchers will apply for approval …

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Aardman helps us raise plight of macular degeneration

Posted: Friday 22 April 2016 at 16:32

Aardman Animations, the creators of Shaun the Sheep and Wallace and Gromit, have created a new character to help us fight the most common cause of blindness.Mac stars in our short film and has been designed to appeal to all ages and creates an emotional …

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