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13 HOURS AGO - Health Canal

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Gene linked to development of glaucoma

An international study led by King’s College London has identified genetic links to glaucoma, an eye condition that can lead to blindness and visual impairment.

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AUG 29, 2014 - New York Daily News

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Iowa family hit hard by rare blindness gene

Eighty-four of the 123 cases of Autosomal Dominant Neovascular Inflammatory Vitreoretinopathy (ADNIV), which leads to blindness, are in Jerry Jackson's family bloodline.

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AUG 21, 2014 - Health Canal

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AUG 20, 2014 - Health Canal

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Keeping an eye on blast trauma

Eye trauma is the fourth leading cause of blindness globally and is a particular problem in veterans who have experienced blast-induced traumatic brain injury. Tonia Rex, Ph.D., and colleagues are exploring the cellular and molecular responses of the eye to blast injury.

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AUG 15, 2014 - Shape

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Genetically Engineered Bananas: Frankenfruit or Life-Saving Miracle?

iStock The next "super food" may not be an exotic berry or seed—it may the humble banana, thanks to new advancements in genetics that allow farmers to boost fruits' vitamin content.Scientists recently announced they have modified bananas to up their vitamin A levels, something they say will save millions of malnourished people from dying or going blind from vitamin A ...

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