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Eye Health

27 June 2011

Scientists make vision breakthrough

Scientists claim to have made a "breakthrough" discovery in how animals see and react to changing light conditions, which could ultimately help fight a range of human diseases.

Scientists in Hong Kong claim to have made a "breakthrough" discovery in how animals see and react to changing light conditions, which could ultimately help fight a range of human diseases.

Although scientists were aware of the INAD protein, its role in regulating vision was previously unknown, according to the researchers, whose study was published in the latest edition of prestigious US scientific journal Cell.

 

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