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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

Discovery of a new blindness gene

Discovery of a new blindness gene

Do cholesterol-reducing drugs decrease the risk of heart attacks and strokes in diabetics?

Do cholesterol-reducing drugs decrease the risk of heart attacks and strokes in diabetics?

FDA warns of risks associated with using decorative contact lenses

FDA warns of risks associated with using decorative contact lenses

Drug-loaded contact lenses to treat eye diseases

Drug-loaded contact lenses to treat eye diseases

Controversial theory about how diabetes causes extensive tissue damage

Controversial theory about how diabetes causes extensive tissue damage

Fetal tissue restores lost sight from retinitis pigmentosa

Fetal tissue restores lost sight from retinitis pigmentosa

Gene variations explain why people with type 2 diabetes are at much greater risk for coronary artery disease

Gene variations explain why people with type 2 diabetes are at much greater risk for coronary artery disease

Discovery of fundamental mechanism within cells that link obesity and type 2 diabetes

Discovery of fundamental mechanism within cells that link obesity and type 2 diabetes

Researchers have discovered an effective new way to treat giant cell arteritis

Researchers have discovered an effective new way to treat giant cell arteritis

Researchers have identified a protein in the inner ear that translates sound into the nerve impulses used by the brain

Researchers have identified a protein in the inner ear that translates sound into the nerve impulses used by the brain

Researchers analyze the mechanisms and proteins that underlie mitochondria

Researchers analyze the mechanisms and proteins that underlie mitochondria

Africa is fighting back against vitamin and mineral deficiencies

Africa is fighting back against vitamin and mineral deficiencies

Research looks at whether stopping children from playing outside can lead to a dislike or blindness to nature

Research looks at whether stopping children from playing outside can lead to a dislike or blindness to nature

Researchers to develop dietary agents to reduce risk of cataracts for astronauts

Researchers to develop dietary agents to reduce risk of cataracts for astronauts