Understanding the mechanism of rare blinding disorder passed from parents to their children

Scientists have identified a key mechanism that damages the cornea in Meesmann epithelial corneal dystrophy, a rare blinding disorder, which […]

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What is liposuction? What are the risks and benefits of having liposuction?

Liposuction, also called lipoplasty, liposculpture suction lipectomy, or lipo, is a type of cosmetic surgery which breaks up and “sucks” […]

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Human ‘hairless’ gene identified: One form of baldness explained

It’s not a hair-brained idea: A new research report appearing in the April 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal explains […]

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New research links mitochondrial dysfunction to the development of Fuchs’ Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy (FECD)

Researchers at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear have shown a link between mitochondrial dysfunction in corneal […]

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Caught by a hair: Quick, new identification of hair may help crime fighters

Crime fighters could have a new tool at their disposal following promising research by Queen’s professor Diane Beauchemin. Dr. Beauchemin […]

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FDA propose to ban use of tanning beds by under-18s

Regulators in the US are proposing to restrict use of sunlamp products such as indoor tanning beds and booths to […]

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How to Protect Yourself From a Heart Attack – the Most Common Cause of Death

Heart attack signs include chest pain, jaw pain, shoulder or arm pain, and back pain between the shoulders. Would you […]

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Study of inner ear development hints at way to restore hearing and balance

One of the two proteins, Sox4 (magenta), appears at the outer edge of the developing utricle, and occasionally within the […]

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Glaucoma: why are so many of us blind to this sight-stealing disease?

aucoma is a primary cause of vision loss and blindness in the US, affecting around 2.7 million people – a […]

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