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Lab grown retinal cells provide clues to color blindness treatment

7 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

7 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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Cancer Patients can Now Use Skin Creams Before Radiation Therapy

Cancer Patients can Now Use Skin Creams Before Radiation Therapy

Cancer patients can use topical agents just before radiation therapy, says a new study. However, very thick application of topical agents should still be avoided. Read more ...

Physical Activity can Lower Risk of Death from Heart Disease

Physical Activity can Lower Risk of Death from Heart Disease

Physical activity can help reduce the increased risk of death associated with frailty in older adults. Exercise can also lower the risk of death from heart disease. Read more ...

Death Rate Higher in Children With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Death Rate Higher in Children With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Children who develop inflammatory bowel disease before the age of 18 have a three to five-fold higher death rate than people without IBD. Read more ...

Healthy lifestyle choices halve the risk of cardiovascular disease in...

Healthy lifestyle choices halve the risk of cardiovascular disease in diabetes patients

When we think of type 2 diabetes we generally think about glucose and insulin, and imagine that patients with this condition mainly need to be concerned about maintaining... Read more ...

ADHD and Thyroid Conditions Linked to Overuse of Fluoride in Water

ADHD and Thyroid Conditions Linked to Overuse of Fluoride in Water

Visit us at Mamavation.com for more updates, healthy tips and challenges. Studies linking ADHD and thyroid conditions to overuse of fluoride in tap water were released this... Read more ...

Finally, Women In The U.S. Can Get Abortion Pills By Mail

Finally, Women In The U.S. Can Get Abortion Pills By Mail

Here's how you can access a safe abortion in the privacy of your own home An organization called Women on Web is a service that provides women a way to perform their own safe... Read more ...

Personalized nutrition approaches helping to drive evolution of supplement...

Personalized nutrition approaches helping to drive evolution of supplement retailing

Personalized nutrition is being folded into the ongoing evolution of retailing in the dietary supplement space, market experts say. Read more ...

Pharmacists have been told to check whether young children really need EpiPens

Pharmacists have been told to check whether young children really need EpiPens

NHS England has told chemists to ask parents how many adrenaline pens they have at home before deciding how many to give out. Only children with no pens should get the standard... Read more ...

Antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to raw chicken has sickened 92 people...

Antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to raw chicken has sickened 92 people in 29 states

A new report from the CDC says this strain of salmonella is linked to raw chicken pet food, raw chicken products and live chickens, and is resistant to at least 13 antibiotics... Read more ...

Doctors ‘Flabbergasted' That More Than Half Of Parents Think Flu Shot Causes...

Doctors ‘Flabbergasted' That More Than Half Of Parents Think Flu Shot Causes The Flu

A new study found that half of parents surveyed believe the flu shot causes the flu Winter is creeping up on us which means that flu season is officially just around the... Read more ...