Ophthalmology

Your eyes are half a billion years old

Look after your eyes – they are at least half a billion years old, and a good deal older than your brain. The eyes are one of our most remarkable and precious organs, yet their origins have been shrouded in mystery until ...

Medical research

Eye's recycling process key to seeing color, bright light

As many of us learned in high school science class, the retina's rods and cones allow us to see. Rods are for night vision, and cones operate in bright light and allow us to distinguish colors. But although scientists have ...

Neuroscience

New target to wipe pain away mapped

Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine have discovered a peptide that short circuits a pathway for chronic pain. Unlike current treatments this peptide does not exhibit deleterious side effects such as ...

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