Tag Archives: Eye

New housing finance firms eye affordable housing space

Lodha Ventures, Centrum Housing Finance, JM Financial and Piramal Finance have either started giving out home loans this year or are awaiting licences to begin operations. Photo: Mint Bengaluru: New entrants in the mortgage lending space are focusing on providing small home loans to customers in cities and small towns, aided by government schemes and initiatives to promote affordable housing. New ... Read More »

‘Night mode’ (eye strain reduction) could make a return on Nexus devices

Many were upset that ‘Night mode’ went missing on the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X once the Android Nougat 7.1 beta OTA was installed. After much buzz about the omission of Night mode, Ian Lake from Google spoke about why the feature went missing: “it requires driver support that is no present on Nexus devices,” This was about a couple ... Read More »

Big bank investors need to keep an eye on this metric, analyst says

With second-quarter earnings season on the horizon for major U.S. banks, investors should keep an eye on fixed income trading operations, Jeff Harte, a Sandler O’Neill analyst, said Monday. “The credit markets have been a lot more favorable and that is really what hurt first quarter. I mean, we are probably a little ahead of consensus for the quarter, but ... Read More »

More to oil’s wild moves than meets the eye

Oil markets have closed out a wild day. The EIA put out its (delayed) weekly inventory levels, and to make a long story short, there was a draw-down in oil inventories, but it was much less than most expected. Gasoline inventories barely budged. The oil market reaction? West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil went from roughly $48 to $45, a drop ... Read More »

rapid eye motion sleep: Keystone of reminiscence formation

for many years, scientists have fiercely debated whether fast eye movement (REM) sleep — the phasewherein dreams appear — is immediately worried in memory formation. Now, a take a look at published in technology by way of researchers at the Douglas mental fitnessuniversity Institute (McGill college) and the university of Bern affords proof that REM sleep does, certainly, play this ... Read More »

KPI presents promising KPI-190 data at eye conference

KPI Therapeutics, a clinical stage biotechnology company presented promising pre-clinical animal results using drugs from its platform of novel Kv1.3 inhibitors as topical therapy for uveitis, an autoimmune eye disease. The results presented at the 8th Ocular Diseases Drug Discovery Conference showed topical administration of these agents reduced disease severity and the infiltration of damaging inflammatory cells in an animal ... Read More »

Angiogenesis factor found to promote three age-related diseases of the eye

A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigator has found that increased expression of the angiogenic factor VEGF-A promotes three common aging-related eye conditions – both versions of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and also cataracts – in an animal model. While VEGF-A was known to be associated with neovascular or ‘wet’ AMD, whether it was a direct cause of the condition was ... Read More »

Eye microbiome of contact lens wearers resembles that of skin

ntact lenses may change the microbiome of the eyes, according to research published in mBio. The new insights may lead to a better understanding of how to improve eye care and prevent infections, such as giant papillary conjunctivitis. Does the process of putting in a contact lens change the eye microbiome? Statistics from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ... Read More »

Vision problems in space travelers inform eye health, disease research

nce Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit Earth in 1957, we have been learning how the human body changes under low gravity. The effects of space travel on muscle and bone, brain and nerves, heart and circulation, sleep, digestion and exercise, and many other body functions continue to be subjects of scientific discovery and investigation. The ... Read More »

Eye lens regeneration from own stem cells: ‘a paradigm shift in cataract surgery’

The researchers – including teams from the University of California-San Diego (UCSD), Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou and Sichuan University, both in China – describe their new regenerative medicine approach in a paper published in the journal Nature. The treatment was tested in 12 babies born with cataracts. It resulted in significantly fewer surgical complications than current treatments, say the ... Read More »