Julius Schachter, Renowned Chlamydia Researcher, Dies at 84
Julius Schachter, Renowned Chlamydia Researcher, Dies at 84
The UCSF microbiologist pioneered investigations into the deadly disease starting in the late 1960s that have led to the near eradication of trachoma, a chlamydia-related eye infection.
Julius Schachter, Renowned Chlamydia Researcher, Dies at 84
Julius Schachter, Renowned Chlamydia Researcher, Dies at 84

The UCSF microbiologist pioneered investigations into the deadly disease starting in the late 1960s that have led to the near eradication of trachoma, a chlamydia-related eye infection.

The UCSF microbiologist pioneered investigations into the deadly disease starting in the late 1960s that have led to the near eradication of trachoma, a chlamydia-related eye infection.

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Gene Therapy in One Eye Improves Vision in Both Eyes
Gene Therapy in One Eye Improves Vision in Both Eyes
Abby Olena | Dec 11, 2020
It’s not clear why the patients with Leber hereditary optic neuropathy, a mitochondrial disorder that causes blindness, also experienced the modest benefits in their untreated eye.
First Patient Receives In Vivo CRISPR Editing
First Patient Receives In Vivo CRISPR Editing
Jef Akst | Mar 4, 2020
Doctors in Oregon delivered the gene editing machinery behind the retina in hopes of treating an inherited form of blindness, according to the companies that developed the therapy.
Those We Lost in 2019
Those We Lost in 2019
Ashley Yeager | Dec 30, 2019
The scientific community said goodbye to Sydney Brenner, Paul Greengard, Patricia Bath, and a number of other leading researchers this year.
Google Bans Ads for Experimental Medical Treatments
Google Bans Ads for Experimental Medical Treatments
Ashley Yeager | Sep 9, 2019
The new policy will increase scrutiny and pressure on stem cell clinics, according to industry experts.
Researchers Launch First Study of In Vivo CRISPR Therapy in Humans
Researchers Launch First Study of In Vivo CRISPR Therapy in Humans
Catherine Offord | Jul 26, 2019
A trial is recruiting patients to test the gene-editing technology’s ability to treat an inherited form of blindness caused by a mutation in the CEP290 gene.
Patricia Bath, Inventor of Laser-Based Cataract Treatment, Dies
Patricia Bath, Inventor of Laser-Based Cataract Treatment, Dies
Shawna Williams | Jun 6, 2019
The UCLA ophthalmologist worked to combat blindness in underserved communities.
Donor-Derived iPS Cells Show Promise for Treating Eye Disease
Donor-Derived iPS Cells Show Promise for Treating Eye Disease
Jef Akst | Apr 30, 2019
Age-related macular degeneration patients who received injections of retinal cells derived from donors’ induced pluripotent stem cells have maintained their level of eyesight for a year.
Image of the Day: Retinal Transplant
Image of the Day: Retinal Transplant
Kerry Grens | Nov 7, 2018
Blind rats are made to see after sheets of cells implanted into their eyes make themselves at home.
Colorblindness Study Reveals Unexpected Way to Make Blood Vessels
Colorblindness Study Reveals Unexpected Way to Make Blood Vessels
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2018
Researchers stumbled across the connection while searching for ways to reduce vision problems in people with achromatopsia.