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Tag: Macular Degeneration

Elderly eyes
In a new paper published in Aging, researchers have determined that directly improving autophagy through flubendazole (FLBZ) is potentially useful in treating dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disease that causes vision loss. An accumulation of lipids Dry AMD shares a surprising commonality with atherosclerosis. As our macrophages attack the fatty (lipid) deposits in our...
Mouse eye
A group of researchers has succeeded in directly reprogramming fibroblast cells into photoreceptors and transplanting them into mice, which resulted in partial restoration of vision [1]. This achievement can potentially lead to the development of cheap and effective treatments for retinopathies such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss in older...
Michael West Interview
At our 2019 Ending Age-related Diseases conference in New York City, we had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Michael West, the CEO of AgeX Therapeutics. Dr. West can rightfully be called a pioneer in his field with a substantial background in biomedical and biotechnology corporations. After completing his PhD at Baylor College of Medicine,...
Kelsey Moody at EARD2019
We're continuing to release talks from Ending Age-Related Diseases 2019, our highly successful two-day conference that featured talks from leading researchers and investors, bringing them together to discuss the future of aging and rejuvenation biotechnology. Dr. Kelsey Moody gave a detailed presentation on macular degeneration, discussing its origins in the lysosomes and how it progresses...
Researchers at the USC Roski Eye Institute, in collaboration with other institutions in California, have shown that a new stem cell-based retinal implant could help people with dry age-related macular degeneration. The researchers have published the results of their phase 1/2a study in the journal Science Translational Medicine [1]. What is dry age-related macular degeneration?...