Clearside Biomedical’s shares surge as eye drug succeeds in trial

By Manas Mishra Undated, Mar 5 : Clearside Biomedical Inc said on Monday its experimental treatment helped improve vision in patients with fluid buildup in the eye in a late-stage study, compared with a placebo, sending its shares surging more than 50 percent. The drug developer tested the treatment, suprachoroidal CLS-TA, in patients with macular […]

Nothing was around before origin of universe: Stephen Hawking

New York, March 5 : There was nothing around before the Big Bang, according to renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking. Speaking during a TV talk show “Star Talk”, aired on Sunday on National Geographic Channel, Hawking propounded his theory on what happened before the universe came into existence. Hawking’s theory lies upon the assumption that […]

Changing neurone size could hold key to new ALS treatments

New York, March 5 : Improving prospects of identifying new treatment options for motor neurone disease, referred to as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), new research has found evidence that motor neurones change size over the course of disease progression. ALS is associated with the death of motor nerve cells, or neurones. It starts with the […]

Stellar system with 3 super Earths discovered

New York, March 5 : Astronomers have discovered three small super-Earth planets orbiting the star which lies at a relatively close distance of 100 light-years from our solar system. This “unusual family of super-Earths” around the star, named GJ9827, was spotted by researchers at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) in the US. The star, GJ9827, […]

Spring is arriving earlier in polar regions than anywhere else

New York, March 5 : Due to climate change, the Earth is experiencing earlier springs, but nowhere so much and so fast as at high latitudes, new research suggests. “Yes, spring is arriving earlier, and the Arctic is experiencing greater advances of spring than lower latitudes,” said lead author Eric Post from University of California, […]