Are retina layers early warning for Alzheimer’s disease?

Research with mice shows a new imaging technique could help spot early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease by looking at the retina.

Ken Kingery-Duke • futurity
May 26, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease retina biomarkers eyes health-and-medicine

Poor diet may take a toll on central vision later

A diet high in red meat and fried food, can affect your central vision, and could take away your ability to do all sorts of common daily activities.

David Hill-Buffalo • futurity
Dec. 11, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: food retina vision health-and-medicine

Atlas of retina genes could help prevent blindness

A gene atlas for the human retina could help researchers learn more about eye diseases and help treat or prevent blindness.

U. Melbourne • futurity
Aug. 27, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: genes retina blindness vision maps eyes health-and-medicine

Can an eye exam detect Alzheimer’s?

A quick eye exam might one day allow eye doctors to check up on both your eyeglasses prescription and your risk for Alzheimer's disease.

Samiha Khanna-Duke • futurity
March 12, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease retina eyes health-and-medicine

Harvard researchers explore macular degeneration through a new lens

Researchers have created the first cellular atlas of the primate retina and discovered that, while the fovea and peripheral retina share most of the same cell types, the cells are in different proportions, and show different gene expression patterns.

Peter Reuell • harvard
Feb. 21, 2019 ~6 min

Tags:  science-technology  cell  faculty-of-arts-and-sciences  fas  harvard  peter-reuell  reuell  neurons  retina  visual-perception  diabetic-macular-edema  fovea  josh-sanes  macula  macular-degeneration  primates  sanes  vision  vision-related-diseases

Benefits of being an early riser vs. a night owl

A new study finds that being genetically programmed to rise early may lead to greater well-being and a lower risk of schizophrenia and depression.

Louise Vennells • harvard
Jan. 29, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  mental-health  genome  depression  health-medicine  massachusetts-general-hospital  23andme  body-clock  circadian-rhythm-disorders  early-risers  mental-disease  nature-communications  night-owls  retina  university-of-exeter

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