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Protect India’s universities

The government and state authorities must step in and stop violent attacks on academic campuses.

The kill-switch for CRISPR that could make gene-editing safer

How anti-CRISPR proteins and other molecules could bolster biosecurity and improve medical treatments.

Associate Professor Pearse Keane features in Royal Institution Christmas Lecture

The lecture was the second of ‘The Hidden Power of Maths’ series. Entitled ‘How to Bend the Rules’, it focussed on algorithmic learning

Senate bill would boost spending on Trump administration’s research priorities

For 3 years, President Donald Trump has proposed large cuts to fundamental research at several federal agencies, and few observers expect that to change when he submits his 2021 budget request to Congress next month.

The gene-based hack that is revolutionizing epidemiology

Mendelian randomization offers a simple way to distinguish causation from correlation. But are scientists overusing it?

Helper protein worsens diabetic eye disease

In a recent study using mice, lab-grown human retinal cells and patient samples, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they found evidence of a new pathway that may contribute to degeneration of the light sensitive tissue at the back of the eye.

Risk factor of glaucoma unknow to most british shoppers

Most shoppers unaware of major risk factor for most common form of glaucoma in UK

The importance of educating the youth in technology

Nuria Oliver, Fellow of the EurAI, speaks to SciTech Europa Quarterly about the importance of educating future generations in technology.

Role of two proteins discovered

Research group discovers role of two proteins in sight and preventing blinding eye diseases

The eyes are the window to the nervous system

Individuals who experience an unpleasant tingling in their hands or feet or who suffer from painful discomfort and numbness could be affected by a neuropathy—a disorder of the nervous system in which the nerve fibers become damaged and may begin to degenerate. This effect is already visible on the cornea before the first symptoms appear.

Low-cost, portable system takes OCT beyond ophthalmology

Researchers adapt OCT system to make it useful for minimally invasive joint surgery

Treading thoughtfully

Mona Nemer seeks out common ground in shaping Canada’s national science policy.

Keep US research open amid threat from China, says elite JASON group

Report says that US science agencies should strengthen and coordinate their conflict-of-interest policies.

Air pollution linked to higher glaucoma risk

Living in a more polluted area is associated with a greater likelihood of having glaucoma, a debilitating eye condition that can cause blindness, finds a new UCL-led study in the UK.

Imaging of conjunctival goblet cells helps diagnosis of dry eyes

Goblet cells are epithelial cells that produce mucins and disperse tears which help the surface of eyes maintain their wet environment. Goblet cells are closely related to autoimmune diseases including dry eyes and chemical burns.