Hospital Tips & Tricks: How to Prepare for a Long Stay at the Hospital with Your Special Needs Child
Here are practical suggestions from moms about how to prepare for a stay at the hospital. Find out what to pack, what to have in hand, who to connect with at the hospital, how to save money while you're there, etc.
Researchers at Moorfields Eye Hospital and University College London say they have had success in mouse models actually building retinas in the laboratory using stem cells to create new photoreceptors. When these new photoreceptors were injected into the eyes of blind mice, they were able to hook up with the existing architecture of the eye and begin to function.
Researchers at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science have found a way to use a single dose of a small, synthetic RNA-like molecule, called an antisense oligonucleotide (ASO), to prevent the onset of deafness in mice that have been engineered to have Usher Syndrome.
Boston Children's Hospital is running a pilot program with inpatient care using a new app they've developed to help organize and facilitate communication between a patient's family and their doctors.
What does the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine have to do with diseases of the retina? Maybe nothing, at first, but Dr Yamanaka's work with stem cells (specifically induced pluripotent stem cells) may have wide-reaching benefits for researchers working on curing degenerative retinal diseases.
Bionic Vision Australia (BVA) announces the successful implantation of a bionic eye. BVA attached the device, which contains 24 electrodes that stimulate the retina's nerve cells, to a retina.
A new study restores normal vision in mice with diseased retinas using a new type of retinal prosthetic which relies on the use of the retina's code that communicates with the brain.
EyeMusic is a sensory substitution device that turns visual data into music so that blind users can hear what's around them. Users of EyeMusic wear glasses with a small video camera mounted on the frame. The camera scans the images in front of the user then transmit music back through an ear piece.