Protein that reverses Diabetic Retinopathy


(stilledlife) #1

Stunning little article about a blood vessel protein, Robo4, that reverses macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy in mice. Robo4 (hilarious name I might add) treated and prevented the diseases by inhibiting abnormal blood vessel growth and by stabilizing blood vessels to prevent leakage. Abnormal blood vessel growth and leakage are two primary factors in diabetic retinopathy.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/100844.php

As an visual artist I am very concerned about these two conditions, not only am I diabetic but a strong hereditary background of macular degeneration so this sounds great to me!


(Dylan404) #2

I just read the article and that sounds incredible. I really hope something comes of it, it would be such a weight off the chest of all diabetics.