New eye treatment effective in laboratory tests

(Scripps Research Institute) A promising technique for treating human eye disease has proven effective in preclinical studies and may lead to new treatments to prevent blindness, according to experiments conducted at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. The studies involved controlling the actions of microRNAs, tiny pieces of RNA that were once considered to be “junk” but are now known to fine-tune gene activation and expression. (Source: EurekAlert! – Medicine and Health)