Between invasive surgery or risky laser therapy, people suffering from severe eye floaters have no great treatment options. Now, with the development of a safer and less invasive nanoparticle-based therapy, people with floaters may finally get their vision and quality of life back.
Researchers are developing gene and cell therapies and prosthetics to help patients with blindness regain some vision. The first major prosthetic, the Argus II, was just discontinued. Where will the field go from here?
At the frontline of an autoimmune attack are rogue immune cells turned foe against the body they were created to protect. Scientists study the complex etiology of autoimmune disorders to restore the broken balance.
Through academic, industry, and governmental partnerships, scientists validate and develop non-invasive diagnostics for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. These tests are set to replace the invasive and risky gold standard: liver biopsy.