New Procedure Aims To Save Vision Of Children With Eye Cancer
Article Date: 07 May 2010
An ophthalmologist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is implanting radioactive discs in the eyes of children with a rare cancer in an attempt to save their vision and their eyes. J. William Harbour, MD, is one of only a few doctors nationwide to use the approach for treating a rare, childhood eye cancer, called retinoblastoma.
The Immune System, More Than Meets The Eye?
Article Date: 06 May 2010
For some years now a small group of scientists have been pioneering a revolutionary idea that the vertebrate immune system could have a role in the regulation of iron in the body. And now, a work soon to be published in the journal Immunology, shows that human lymphocytes (white blood cells) actually produce hepcidin, the most important protein in the regulation of iron levels in the body.
How Accurate Is Retinal Scanning?
Article Date: 05 May 2010
You can't change the back of your eye so it definitely is a proof positive method of identification," said Dr. Proctor. "Use of retinal scanning as a means of identification has been around for awhile; technology has now caught up with the idea and advanced computerization including database availability can make this a reality."
Blindness And Sense Of Smell
Article Date: 04 May 2010
"There is an urban legend that blind people have better smell than the sighted. We are proving this to be false," says Maurice Ptito, a professor at the UniversitÃ© de MontrÃ©al School of Optometry and Beaulieu-Lefebvre's thesis director. "However, the blind do set themselves apart when it comes to cognitive efforts."
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