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Lab grown retinal cells provide clues to color blindness treatment

5 monthes 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

5 monthes 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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Emilia Clarke Opens Up About Experiencing 2 Brain Aneurysms in Her Twenties

Emilia Clarke Opens Up About Experiencing 2 Brain Aneurysms in Her Twenties

Life on the set of Game of Thrones wasn't always easy for Emilia Clarke. In a recent essay for The New Yorker , the actress opened up about her experience treating two... Read more ...

Fentanyl deaths soared more than 1,000% in six years, CDC data reveal

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People who research their symptoms online understand their doctors better...

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Most anti-vaxxer trolls on Facebook are mothers who support Trump or Sanders

A new University of Pittsburgh study reveals that the majority of anti-vaccination comments on Facebook are written by mothers. More than half of them support Trump, but 11%... Read more ...

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An orange juice a day keeps the doctor away!

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Radiomics, a field of study that systematically extracts patterns from CT scan images and then measures these patterns using artificial intelligence, has been found useful to... Read more ...

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