Tech news

30 April 2021
Spring 2021

A glance at what’s happening in the world of technology.

Gene inhibitor could slow progress of PVR

The topical delivery of a gene transcription factor inhibitor curbed the progression of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) in a study using rabbits.

PVR remains without an effective prophylactic or therapeutic medical treatment and is the leading cause of retinal detachment surgery failure.

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