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Repairing retinas and restoring vision: Generating photoreceptors directly from skin cells offers ‘quick and easy’ therapy

Damage to the retina can have serious consequences and lead to retinal diseases. Even cutting edge medicine like cell therapy ...
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Are you at greater risk for macular degeneration if you eat a lot of fried foods and processed meat?

Participants who ate a diet high in red and processed meat, fried food, refined grains, and high-fat dairy were three ...
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What’s next from stem cell research? Diabetes treatments and safer kidney transplants

Treatments for eye diseases are considered among the most promising for stem cells, which have been under study for more ...
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First human test for gene therapy targeting most common cause of blindness

A woman from Oxford has become the first person in the world to have gene therapy to try to halt ...
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Nothing to fear from hallucinations linked to macular degeneration, study shows

Hallucinations linked to vision loss from macular degeneration are caused by abnormally heightened activity in the visual cortex of the ...