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Evaluating The Efficacy Of Anterior Segment SS-OCT For Extraoscular Muscle Thickness

A study evaluated the usefulness of anterior segment SS-OCT in measuring horizontal extraocular muscle thickness, distance from the corneal limbus to the insertion of horizontal extraocular muscle (limbus to insertion distance, LTID) and scleral thickness in Korean pediatric strabismus patients. To evaluate the efficacy of anterior segment swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) for examining horizontal extraocular muscle thickness, distance from the corneal limbus to the insertion of the horizontal extraocular muscle.

Impact Of Age On Stem- Cell Functionality

Donor age does not appear to influence the functionality of stem cells derived from adult body tissues, concluded a new review. Research on induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) found that cells derived from both old and young donors show no difference.

Brain Blood Flow Measured With Light, New Technology

Biomedical engineers at the University of California, Davis, have developed a new technique for measuring blood flow in the human brain, which could be used in patients with stroke or traumatic brain injury, for example.

The new technique, based on conventional digital camera technology, could be significantly cheaper and more robust than prior methods. The work is described in a paper published in the journal Optica.

Small Amounts Of Sun Exposure Leads Skin Damage

A study assesses that encouraging parents and carers to ensure the even more rigorous protection of children against the harmful effects of the sun. The comments follow a study which has suggested that children may experience much more significant DNA damage from small amounts of sun exposure than adults. The new study of 32 children under the age of 10 was undertaken at a 12-day summer camp in Poland. The study was published in the British Journal of Dermatology.