Bethany Ao ***************************************************************** 70% of imported KN95 masks fail U.S. filtration standards, study finds ( www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/kn95-n95-covid-mask-hospital-20200922.html ) ***************************************************************** Up to 70% of KN95 masks do not meet the U.S. standards for effectiveness, according to a new study ( assets.ecri.org/PDF/COVID-19-Resource-Center/COVID-N95-Mask-Testing-Alert.pdf ) by ECRI, a Pennsylvania-based patient safety organization. The findings suggest an increased risk of contracting…

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By Victoria Rees (Drug Target Review) ***************************************************************** Researchers map pathoconnectome of eye disease and retinal circuitry ( www.drugtargetreview.com/news/72706/researchers-map-pathoconnectome-of-eye-disease-and-retinal-circuitry/?fbclid=IwAR3PGKFIvsLbacEBlyRsfLI8E5KuMcL5Q8ME07_4UUbzYpp9v1pK5TpX7YA ) ***************************************************************** Scientists have produced the first pathoconnectome – an open access map for other researchers that shows how eye disease can alter retinal circuitry. Inside of retina Scientists have achieved a first in the field of…

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Fabio Benfenati ***************************************************************** Subretinally injected semiconducting polymer nanoparticles rescue vision in a rat model of retinal dystrophy ( www.nature.com/articles/s41565-020-0696-3 ) ***************************************************************** ——– Abstract ——– Inherited retinal dystrophies and late-stage age-related macular degeneration, for which treatments remain limited, are among the most prevalent causes of legal blindness. Retinal prostheses have been developed to stimulate the inner…

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