Ultra-wide field retinal imaging techniques cannot be used interchangeably

BOSTON – (March 5, 2020) -Diabetic retinopathy can be diagnosed and graded with the use of a newer scanning technology called ultra-wide field (UWF) imaging, a system that generates high-quality pictures showing most of the retina. Research from the Joslin Diabetes Center’s Beetham Eye Institute has now shown that one technique, UFW fluorescein angiography, detects…

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Researchers to study COVID-19-related discrimination against Chinese Americans

As the COVID-19 outbreak originating in China has spread to populations across all continents except Antarctica, racism and discrimination against Chinese-American people has also increased. Researchers from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) just received a Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant from the National Science Foundation to…

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Trojan horse for tumor cells

Can phagocytes act like a Trojan horse, transporting tumour cells within themselves and thereby causing metastases in cancer patients? PD Dr. Heiko Bruns at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), has been accepted to the funding programme ‘Experiment! In search of bold research ideas’ on the basis of this unusual question. He has received funding of…

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The Fashion World, Upended by Coronavirus

PARIS — Twice a year, the luxury fashion houses of the world present their ready-to-wear clothing for the coming season. This creates an international traveling circus of retailers and reporters, high-spending customers and Instagram influencers, executives and a small army of public-relations professionals, many traveling from New York to London to Milan and finally to…

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