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Researchers have identified a protein called HIF-2a, which is important in retina formation

Researchers have identified a protein called HIF-2a, which is important in retina formation

Oak Ridge technology used to understand semiconductor defects helps people at risk of becoming blind

Oak Ridge technology used to understand semiconductor defects helps people at risk of becoming blind

Euro funding for diabetes and exercise research

Euro funding for diabetes and exercise research

Vital research into the effects of premature birth throughout childhood

Vital research into the effects of premature birth throughout childhood

High rate of disability in extremely premature babies, new research results reveal

High rate of disability in extremely premature babies, new research results reveal

New guidelines for treating diabetes

New guidelines for treating diabetes

Herpes virus is everywhere and it's unavoidable

Herpes virus is everywhere and it's unavoidable

Pegaptanib (Macugen) is an effective treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration

Pegaptanib (Macugen) is an effective treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration

Macugen approved for the treatment of neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Macugen approved for the treatment of neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Accumulated exposure to lead may be an important but unrecognized risk for developing cataracts in men

Accumulated exposure to lead may be an important but unrecognized risk for developing cataracts in men

Magnetism does not cause paranormal experiences

Magnetism does not cause paranormal experiences

One-fifth of people in Southwestern Pennsylvania—nearly half a million people—report having a disability

One-fifth of people in Southwestern Pennsylvania—nearly half a million people—report having a disability

Landmines are a deadly attraction for children

Landmines are a deadly attraction for children

Type 1 diabetes could be prevented by a new nasal insulin vaccine

Type 1 diabetes could be prevented by a new nasal insulin vaccine

Scientists have given blind nerve cells the ability to detect light

Scientists have given blind nerve cells the ability to detect light

BMA Cymru Wales to petition parliament to ban smoking in public places unless Wales goes smoke free within 10 months

BMA Cymru Wales to petition parliament to ban smoking in public places unless Wales goes smoke free within 10 months

Hospital admissions for diabetes on the rise

Hospital admissions for diabetes on the rise

Patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension who kept their blood pressure very tightly controlled had fewer eye disorders caused by their diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension who kept their blood pressure very tightly controlled had fewer eye disorders caused by their diabetes

Study highlights the effectiveness of azithromycin (Zithromax) in reducing infection rates of trachoma

Study highlights the effectiveness of azithromycin (Zithromax) in reducing infection rates of trachoma

Gene mutations responsible for causing cataracts in children, identified

Gene mutations responsible for causing cataracts in children, identified