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GENERAL HEALTH => GENERAL HEALTH => Topic started by: Prince on March 17, 2008, 07:33:36 AM

Title: Protein 'Reverses Eye Diseases'
Post by: Prince on March 17, 2008, 07:33:36 AM
A drug to tackle two of the leading causes of blindness is a step closer after successful experiments in mice.
 
Activating a specific protein in the eyes prevented blood vessel damage which can cause sight loss.

The research has implications for macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy - two common conditions associated with blood vessel problems.

The University of Utah study, published in Nature Medicine, could also provide clues for treating other diseases.