The sight of thousands of people with previously incurable forms of blindness could be saved thanks to a pioneering new gene therapy that requires just one operation.
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Thursday 14 November 2013
NHS patients are going blind from avoidable conditions because eye clinics are not treating them on time, a charity has warned.
Monday 22 July 2013
Artificial photoreceptors integrated into retina after being transplanted into blind mice
Wednesday 03 July 2013
Invention aimed at helping individuals with age-related sight degeneration
Saturday 22 June 2013
Turnbull’s meeting with Frank Sinatra at the Savoy Hotel ended up in a late-night jamming session
Monday 10 June 2013
Attacks on guide dogs are rising, it was revealed today as MPs prepare to debate extra controls for dangerous animals.
Tuesday 04 June 2013
Shares in Oxford BioMedica plunged 28 per cent yesterday as the biopharmaceutical company put some of its trials on hold after discovering "potential impurities" in one of its raw materials.
Wednesday 22 May 2013
On Tuesday, before a roomful of panting games journalists and sore-thumbed enthusiasts, Microsoft unveiled its latest games console. The curtain was pulled, and the Xbox One was revealed. As gamers ruminated on the implications of the ’box (not hardcore enough? Better than the forthcoming PlayStation 4?), some of us were left confused.
Blind friends 'disgusted' after airline says they are not allowed to fly alone as they couldn't perform 'safety-related actions'
Thursday 02 May 2013
Thomson said all passengers must be able to put on a life jacket and oxygen mask without help
Wednesday 01 May 2013
A senior politician has hit out at racist remarks aimed at the country’s first black minister by a member of the anti-immigrant Northern League party.
Wednesday 03 April 2013
Can you say of a face that it is “bunched” with artless merriment in the way that a fist can be said to be bunched in anger or frustration? You'd swear that that perception was permissible if you'd seen the concertedly beaming countenance of Dorothy Duffy as she sits and gently rocks on the rope swing that hangs from a barren tree Abigail Graham's astonishingly well-acted and quietly devastating revival of Molly Sweeney at the Print Room.
Sunday 10 February 2013
Scientists believe they may be able to discover why children who spend much of their time indoors rather than playing outside are more likely to develop short-sightedness following a breakthrough study into the genetics of myopia.
Monday 28 January 2013
On the night of 2 August 1961, at about three in the morning, PC Arthur Rowlands was on patrol in the Machynlleth area of Montgomeryshire when he saw a man acting suspiciously in the vicinity of Pont-ar-Ddyfi just outside the town. There had been a number of incidents involving summer visitors to the area, and a spate of burglaries, and the police were on the alert for any sign of wrongdoing.
Sunday 20 January 2013
Why one's narrator should not get into cars with strange men
Water under the bridge? Attorney General Dominic Grieve 'threw Police minister Damian Green off bridge'.... but it was 35 years ago while the pair were at university
Wednesday 09 January 2013
People do embarrassing things when they are young, which come back to haunt them when they are middle-aged and respectable.
Wednesday 19 December 2012
Older adults who use aspirin regularly for 10 years or more may have an increased risk of developing an age-related eye disorder that can lead to vision loss, a study found.
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
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