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2012-05-03 15:53:42

A research group from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Soroka University Medical Center led by Prof. Ohad Birk has discovered genetic mutations that lead to intestinal blockages in newborns from two Bedouin tribes in Israel.

Possible Genetic Cause Of Myopia Discovered
2011-09-02 05:43:51

Researchers at a university in Israel claim to have discovered the genetic defect that results in myopia, more commonly known as nearsightedness.


Word of the Day
abactinal
  • Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal.
The word 'abactinal' comes from a Greek root meaning 'ray' and a Latin prefix meaning 'away'.
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