Press releases

May 8, 2012

Scientists find unexpected relationships between growth factors (VEGF and PDGF) in the eyes of patients with PVR, a complication of retinal reattachment surgery

Finding could indicate similar relationships in other disorders and new targets for drug therapies

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June 9, 2011

Schepens Eye Research Institute joins forces with Massachusetts Eye and Ear to fight blinding diseases.
On June 30, 2011, Schepens Eye Research Institute will become a part of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Foundation. While we will keep the Institute’s name and non-profit corporate status, the new alliance will offer the benefits of an academic medical center, which will help speed the pace of discoveries and the translation into treatments and cures for patients.

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May 18, 2011

Scientists for the first time regenerate sections of retinas and increase visual function with stem cells derived from skin

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May 3, 2010

Schepens Scientist Wins Prestigious Prize from Society for Information Display

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June 12, 2009

A. Raymond Tye Named Trustee at Schepens Eye Research Institute

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May 20, 2009

Study confirms effectiveness of innovative prism glasses for Hemianopia patients

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May 20, 2008

Luczo Dragon IndyCar Carries “Eyes on the Road” Logo to prevent blindness to Indy 500

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May 13, 2008

Prism glasses expand the view for patients with hemianopia

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May 12, 2008

Hope for sufferers of macular degeneration is focus of free public symposium

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March 24, 2008

Scientists successfully awaken sleeping stem cells in the eye to regenerate retina

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March 4, 2008

Scientists discover who is likely to get dry eye syndrome after LASIK surgery

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Scientists discover who is likely to get dry eye syndrome after LASIK surgery

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May 29, 2007

Schepens scientists identify key to integrating transplanted nerve cells into injured tissue

Discovery promises to make retina, spinal cord and other central nervous system transplants possible

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March 20,2007

Educational video increases knowledge but not behavior

Patients may need more personal interaction and support to take advantage of assistive devices

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The references below were provided by Dr. Dennis Brown in his recent Responsible Conduct of Research lecture at Schepens entitled Image manipulation in research: Is a picture still worth 1000 words?

  1. What's in a picture? The temptation of image manipulation. Rossner, M. and Yamada, K. The Journal of Cell Biology. 166, 11-15, 2004

  2. Rossner, M. How to guard against image fraud. The Scientist, p24 - 25, March 2006.

  3. JBC Editorial Feb. 15, 2007
    Photoshop: Friend or Fraud?

  4.  J Clin Invest Editorial, Vol 117: p2736, Oct 1, 2007
    Navigating through the gray (and CMYK) areas of figure manipulation: rules at the JCI

  5. Sci. Eng. Ethics 16: 639, 2010
    Avoiding twisted pixels. Douglas W. Cromey.

    Full text available through the Countway library

  6. The Piltdown Man Hoax