In keratoconus, the normally round cornea becomes thin and irregular or cone-shaped. When this occurs, the abnormal shape prevents the light entering the eye from being focused correctly on the retina, resulting in distortion of vision. The risk of developing keratoconus...
Expensive, state-of-the-art medical devices and surgeries often are thwarted by the body's natural response to attack something in the tissue that appears foreign. Now, University of Washington engineers have demonstrated in mice a way to prevent this sort of response.
Telestroke programs already have been proven to be able to improve access and care quality for patients, while also helping to save hospitals money. Now, five hospitals in California plan to use robots to boost such care efforts even further.
The human genome was fully sequenced about a decade ago, and since that time, personalized medicine has taken off, not only in oncology practice but in other treatment areas as well. Gone are the days of "one-size-fits-all" treatments, when tissue pathology dictated what...
Stem cell researchers have reached a long-sought milestone in "regenerative" medicine that seeks to provide rejection-free replacement transplant tissues to patients.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it has approved a drug to help men with advanced prostate cancer whose disease has spread to the bones.
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