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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Sunday 28 October 2012
Online accounts, ATMs and internet shopping are excluding pensioners and disabled people
Thursday 30 August 2012
When the Copperbox played host to the handball during the Olympic Games it quickly gained a reputation for being one of the park's more raucous venues. Today the atmosphere was markedly more sedate. But when you play goalball, silence is golden.
Tuesday 21 August 2012
Imagine waking up and not knowing who's sharing your bed. Imagine collecting a child from school – but picking up the wrong one. Or being a mother and not being recognised by your own child. These are all the problems faced by around a million people in the UK today. Among the famous sufferers are Duncan Bannatyne of Dragons' Den, playwright Tom Stoppard and Jane Goodall.
Tuesday 14 August 2012
A breakthrough in understanding how the eye sends visual information to the brain could soon lead to "bionic" implants that restore almost perfect vision to millions of blind people.
Monday 11 June 2012
Attacks on guide dogs by other dogs have reached a new high, a charity warned yesterday.
Monday 21 May 2012
A grandmother who suffers from corneal blindness has undergone pioneering stem cell replacement treatment which could restore her sight.
Sunday 20 May 2012
So, that emo fringe could be effecting your eyesight, but it's hardly the first style fad to leave behind a trail of harm
Monday 07 May 2012
An anti-blindness injection that a rival drugs manufacturer wants to prevent the NHS from using could save the health service £84m a year.
Thursday 03 May 2012
Microchip implant restores limited vision to man who lost his sight 25 years ago
Sunday 22 April 2012
In our fifth annual antidote to those rich lists, David Randall and Ruth Halkon present 100 people who make Britain a much, much better place
Monday 26 March 2012
Few political personalities can look back at the past with as much satisfaction as Vincent Tabone.
Monday 20 February 2012
Health Secretary Andrew Lansley was confronted by angry protesters who accused him of trying to privatise the NHS as he arrived at Downing Street to meet healthcare professionals.
Tuesday 14 February 2012
Sunday 05 February 2012
Without recourse to military intervention, the United Nations is powerless to get rid of him, at least in the short term
Saturday 14 January 2012
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
Salmond accused of laughing off national debt with ‘what are they going to do: invade?’ joke
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- 2 Thailand deaths: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach
- 3 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 4 Julian Assange and Edward Snowden join piracy mogul Kim Dotcom’s political campaign in New Zealand