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FEB 27, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Novartis treatment for vision loss meets goals in study

Swiss drugmaker Novartis said on Friday its treatment for a leading cause of age-related blindness had met its primary goals in a study and could potentially pave the way for less frequent dosing compared to a drug already on the market. Developed by Novartis's eyecare unit Alcon, the RTH258 drug is intended to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which ...

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FEB 26, 2015 - Shape

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5 Scientifically-Proven Ways Kissing Makes You Healthy

Corbis Images We know kissing as a social pleasantry, the appropriate ending to a date, and a means of connecting with our main squeeze. But the collision of lips and tongues that we often take for granted has a whole lot more bubbling under the surface than what meets the eye. Swine flu scares and mono aside, kissing actually does ...

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FEB 26, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Stem Cells From Wisdom Teeth Seen As Possible Fix For This Common Form Of Blindness

Scientists have taken a key step toward the development of what could be a breakthrough treatment for corneal blindness, a condition that affects millions of people around the world. The scientists showed that stem cells obtained from the dental pulp of extracted teeth can be turned into the specialized cells that keep corneas healthy and free of blinding scars caused ...

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FEB 24, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Britain becomes first nation to legalise three-parent babies

By Kate Kelland, Health, and, Science and Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will become the first nation to legalise a "three-parent" IVF technique which doctors say can prevent some inherited incurable diseases but which critics fear will effectively lead to "designer babies". Although the techniques are still at the research stage in laboratories in Britain and the United States, experts ...

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FEB 23, 2015 - Fox News

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Researchers engineer wisdom teeth stem cells to treat corneal scarring

Corneal disease causes nearly 10 percent of blindness cases worldwide, and the condition is typically treated with donor corneas.

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