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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Joslin research links proteins to vision loss

Researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center have identified a group of proteins that may cause blood vessels to leak in the eyes of people who have diabetic eye disease.

Edward Feener and his team report in Sunday's online edition of Nature Medicine on the molecules that may play a role in the two leading causes of vision loss among adults. Their work could have implications for blood vessel leakage and cerebral swelling involved in head injury or stroke.

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 06:09 AM
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