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09 - 06 - 2017

Avoiding Retinal Neovascularization

Retinal neovascularization is the cause of serious vision diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or diabetic retinopathy.
Researchers part of the European AMD_CNV_HIF project looked at the role of HIFs (hypoxic-induced neovascularization factors) in this pathology. For this they used transgenic mice lacking these factors.
They found that these factors had a rather positive role in neovascularization by stimulating it in a controlled manner. These results are now being examined to consider their use for the development of future treatments for retinal neovascularization.