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Lab grown retinal cells provide clues to color blindness treatment

9 days ago   |   By News Medical

Researchers have grown human retinal cells in the laboratories and thus attempted to understand the basis of color vision and its development in humans. The results showed that certain hormones are essential for the development of color vision in humans and were published in the latest issue of the journal Science.
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Scientists See a Treatment for Vision Loss in Lab-Grown Retinas

9 days ago   |   By Time

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University are exploring new treatments for vision loss after growing human retinas from scratch, according to a new paper published in the journal Science. The project advances scientists' understanding of both retinal cell development and color vision, and it paves the way for potential treatments for vision disorders of all kinds.
“Our goal is to ultimately provide a way to grow retinas that can be transplanted, or stem cells that we can use for therapy, as a way to replace certain defective parts that lead to vision loss,” says Robert Johnston, a...
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Exercise on Twice or Thrice a Week Basis Should be a Part of Cancer Care: Study

Exercise on Twice or Thrice a Week Basis Should be a Part of Cancer Care: Study

To manage symptoms and improve the quality of life, all cancer patients treatment plan should include exercises and that too on twice or thrice a week basis finds a new study. Read more ...

Better Cardiorespiratory Fitness Linked to Longer Life

Better Cardiorespiratory Fitness Linked to Longer Life

Better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to longer life, with no limit to the benefit of aerobic fitness, revealed new study. Read more ...

Pumpkins are a natural and delicious way to keep your heart strong if you're...

Pumpkins are a natural and delicious way to keep your heart strong if you're obese

Obesity is one of the main risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease and many other chronic illnesses. Fortunately, researchers continue to search for natural... Read more ...

Vitamin D and kidney health: Autoimmune diseases often lead to renal...

Vitamin D and kidney health: Autoimmune diseases often lead to renal failure; increased levels of vitamin D found to improve proteinuria

It's believed that inadequate vitamin D levels can increase one's susceptibility to disease, and vice versa. The effects of vitamin D on disease are such that many experts have... Read more ...

Green tea for greener pastures: Plants treated with spent green tea extracts...

Green tea for greener pastures: Plants treated with spent green tea extracts are less likely to develop disease

Green tea is good for the body in many ways. Apart from helping you relax, it also contains plenty of nutrients that can enhance your protection against diseases. A study... Read more ...

Trader Joe's recalls three salads over listeria and salmonella fears from...

Trader Joe's recalls three salads over listeria and salmonella fears from contaminated corn

The company said that corn used in the dishes have been contaminated before it was tossed into the mix. There are no reports of sickness and all potentially contaminated salads... Read more ...

Hope for colorectal cancer sufferers: Better diet lowers death risks

Hope for colorectal cancer sufferers: Better diet lowers death risks

Switching to a better, lower fat diet can reduce the risk of death by 20 percent for colorectal cancer patients, a new American Cancer Society study found. Western diets high... Read more ...

There's an Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella That Contaminated Chicken in 29...

There's an Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella That Contaminated Chicken in 29 States

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention revealed on Oct. 17 that they were investigating an antibiotic-resistant salmonella outbreak linked to raw chicken products. So... Read more ...

Common Drug Shows Promise Against Lymphedema

Common Drug Shows Promise Against Lymphedema

Researchers in two new pilot studies report that ketoprofen, a common anti-inflammatory drug, significantly eases swelling and other skin damage from lymphedema. Read more ...

Did da Vinci's Genius Stem From 'Lazy Eye'?

Did da Vinci's Genius Stem From 'Lazy Eye'?

A scientist believes that Leonardo da Vinci had strabismus, a misalignment of the eyes, which may have forced the artist to rely on only one eye, a perspective that may have... Read more ...