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2013-06-04 23:30:04

Two researchers from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University have been collaborating with the Consortium for Refractive Error and Myopia (CREAM) in a global study, which identified 24 genes leading

2013-03-14 17:45:11

In the largest ever genome-wide association study on myopia, 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, identified 20 new genetic associations for myopia, or nearsightedness.

Progression Of Nearsightedness In Children May Be Stopped With Specialty Contact Lenses
2012-10-02 14:10:57

Researchers present new approach that may lead to possible cure for myopia at Frontiers in Optics 2012

2010-10-06 19:59:00

DURBAN, South Africa, Oct.

2010-07-13 02:34:40

Among adolescents, visual acuity tests appear to reliably detect vision problems caused by nearsightedness but not farsightedness or astigmatism.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.