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New PRA Gene In Phalenes And Papillons Identified
2013-08-29 08:52:33

Finnish researchers have identified a genetic mutation causing progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) in the Phalene and Papillon dog breeds.

2013-08-09 10:10:37

Scientists are developing a clearer picture of how visual systems develop in mammals.

2013-06-13 10:02:38

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed an easier and more effective method for inserting genes into eye cells that could greatly expand gene therapy to help restore sight to patients with blinding diseases ranging from inherited defects like retinitis pigmentosa to degenerative illnesses of old age, such as macular degeneration.

2013-06-07 23:19:05

As Congress has designated 2010-2020 as the “Decade of Vision” to acknowledge the very real public health need and challenge of vision loss, the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind supports

2013-05-30 23:00:55

Alex Brown and Erin Gillen join Kim Power Stilson on the TalkWorthy Radio Show to talk about the Utah Vision Walk.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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