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Researchers Identify Mechanism Involved in Causing Cataracts in Mice

by Tufts University
Cataract is one of the most common eye diseases, becoming more prevalent as people age. Over half of adults in the United States develop cataracts before age 80 and more than six million have undergone surgery to prevent vision loss caused by the clouding of the eye lens.* 

Tufts University Licenses Silk Biomaterials Technology to Akeso Biomedical

by Tufts University
Tufts University today (May 5) announced that it has licensed a novel silk technology for the treatment of chronic skin wounds to Akeso Biomedical, Inc., an early stage medical device company. The technology was invented by David L. Kaplan, Ph.D., Stern Family Professor of Engineering at Tufts University, and his team of researchers at Tufts’ School of Engineering.