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Researchers Resurrect Ancient Viruses in Hopes of Improving Gene Therapy

Researchers Resurrect Ancient Viruses in Hopes of Improving Gene Therapy

July 30, 2015

Boston, MA Researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Schepens Eye Research Institute have reconstructed an ancient virus that is highly effective at delivering gene therapies to the liver, muscle, and retina. This discovery, published July 30 in Cell Reports, could potentially be used to design gene therapies that are not only safer and more potent than therapies currently...

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Lloyd Paul Aiello

Comparing Diabetic Macular Edema Treatments

February 19, 2015

Results of the DRCR.net Protocol T Study 

In the first clinical trial directly comparing three drugs most commonly used to treat diabetic macular edema, researchers found all were effective in improving vision and preventing vision loss. However, one drug, aflibercept, provided greater improvement for people with more severe vision loss when treatment was initiated. The trial was conducted by the...

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Panel-based Genetic Diagnostic Testing for Eye Disease

Panel-based Genetic Diagnostic Testing for Eye Disease

December 1, 2014

Researchers Report that Panel-based Genetic Diagnostic Testing for Inherited Eye Diseases is Highly Accurate and More Sensitive than Exome Sequencing
Findings published online in Genetics in Medicine

Contact: Mary Leach 

BOSTON, MASS. (Nov. 20, 2014) --Investigators at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology and colleagues reported the development and characterization of a...

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Drs. Patricia D'Amore and Joan W. Miller Earn Top Honors from ARVO

May 20, 2014

BOSTON (May 20, 2014) –Two prominent faculty members of the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology and Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Schepens Eye Research Institute were selected by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) to receive prestigious 2015 ARVO Achievement Awards. These honors were announced during the ARVO 2014 Annual Meeting held May 4 through 8 in Orlando, Florida.

Patricia D’Amore, PhD, MBA, FARVO, is...

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