For the first time, researchers have succeeded in partially restoring the vision of mice suffering from a glaucoma-like condition.
Scientists have discovered a chemical that restores vision in blind mice, according to a report published in Neuron. Researchers genetically engineered mice to lose their vision months after birth, injecting the rodents with a ‘photoswitch’ chemical known as AAQ. They found that the chemical restored partial vision to the rodents–offering hope for the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa, the most common form of inherited blindness.
From Minneapolis – Sickle cell trait has once again been linked to sudden cardiac death in black athletes, according to research published in the American Journal of Cardiology. Analysis of the US Sudden Death in Athletes Registry revealed that a significant amount of sudden cardiac deaths among athletes occurred in young black males who had the sickle cell trait.
From Sweden – Women have worse quality of life following a stroke than men, according to a report published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Researchers followed nearly 500 stroke and ministroke patients, finding that women were significantly more harmed in nearly all quality of life categories, including, emotion, sleep, energy, pain and mobility. VIA