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A step closer to identifying cause of a blinding disease

Researchers find clue to rare genetic disorder Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is an inherited form of vision loss that causes people to have trouble with their colour vision and difficulty seeing in the centre of their visual field. Due to the founder effect from the filles du roi, there is a disproportionate preponderance of a particular LHON… Read More »

Health Tip: Becoming a Step Parent

Home News Consumer News Health Tip: Becoming a Step Parent Print this page — If step-parenthood is in your future, there may be pending bumps in the road between you and your new spouse, your younger children and the children’s other parent. The Nemours Foundation suggests these steps toward an easier transition: Start slow, and… Read More »

An important step for regenerative medicine: Human blood cells can be directly reprogrammed into neural stem cells

Stem cells are considered to be the all-rounders of our tissues: they can multiply indefinitely and then – if they are pluripotent embryonic stem cells – generate all conceivable cell types. In 2006, the Japanese scientist Shinya Yamanaka recognized that such cells could also be produced in the laboratory – from mature body cells. Four… Read More »