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Researchers Identify Compounds that Reduce Abnormal Blood Vessel Growth in the Eye

August 6, 2018

By: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Scientists have identified key compounds produced when the body metabolizes omega fatty acids that can reduce the severity of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in mice. By increasing these lipid metabolites and preventing them from degrading, the researchers reduced abnormal blood vessel growth, in part by regulating the movement of inflammatory immune cells into the retina.

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