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Blind WI mom tries on glasses to see, hopes to read to kids

A mother in Wisconsin hopes to one day be able to read to her children. Right now, it’s difficult for her to do that since she is legally blind.
Stephanie Geiger from Grand Chute was diagnosed with Cone Rod Dystrophy at the age of 24. It’s difficult for her to see depth perception, certain colors, and details.
Recently, she got to try out eSight eyewear which uses high optics and resolution procession to improve eye sight. […]

Hot Biotech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. (CRBP)

Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. (CRBP) a clinical stage drug development company targeting rare, chronic and serious inflammatory and fibrotic diseases, announced that Professor Derek Gilroy, Ph.D. presented data on the effects of Resunab in a model of inflammation in healthy volunteers on September 28, 2016. The presentation was made at the 6th European Workshop on Lipid Mediators at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Read more >>

Fundraiser being held in Ashley to give the gift of sight to Michael Stanek

For 30-year-old Michael Stanek , the chance to see is “overwhelmingly generous.”
A fundraiser for Michael, who has been legally blind from birth, will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Ashley Fireman’s Park on Ashley Street.
“To think people would do something like that,” Michael said of the event organizers, expressing his gratefulness.
Organizers look to raise $15,000 to allow Michael the chance to buy eSight — a high-tech eyewear device that enhances whatever the user is looking […]

New technology helps legally blind Independence boy see

An Independence family is working to raise money so they can get new technology that will help a legally blind boy see.
Corbin Wolfe has been through a lot in his seven years of life. He was a mini preemie, born weighing 1 pound, 14 ounces. He’s had 86 surgeries.
“He’s a miracle,” his mom, Jennie Braden, said.
Braden found eSight while researching online. The company came to Kansas City to do a demo, and the results stunned her. Read more >>

Troy students raise funds for blind professor who lost home in fire

Troy professor Joseph “Joey” Arnold got a phone call three weeks ago and was told that his home had burned to the ground.
His insurance is paying for the house, but it won’t cover something very important to Arnold: a device that helps him see.
Arnold is blind in one eye, and the other eye has a visual acuity of 20/800. The device, eSight, improves his acuity to 20/60.
Students at Troy University, led by the Greek community, set up a fundraiser […]

Why Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc Shares Skyrocketed Today

Corbus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: CRBP) is up 29% at 1:18 p.m. EDT after an analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage of the biotech with a buy rating.
There’s plenty to learn about Corbus Pharmaceuticals. The biotech only has one drug, resunab, but it’s testing the anti-inflammatory drug in multiple indications: cystic fibrosis, systemic sclerosis, dermatomyositis, and lupus. Read more >>

AOBiome Announces First-of-its Kind Trial of Live Topical Bacterial Treatment for Acne

Leading skin microbiome company AOBiome announced today the launch of its Phase 2B trial using its first-in-class live bacteria to treat acne. Phase 2B marks the advancement from the company’s successful Phase 1B/2A dose-ranging safety study, which resulted in no serious adverse events and no difference in adverse events between treatment and vehicle groups. Read more >>