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Air Pollution and Eye Health

The eye is a delicate organ with a large and moist area exposed to the environment. Thus, it is more susceptible to air pollution than other parts of the body. However, the response of eyes to airborne pollutants ranges from nil to severe irritation and chronic pain; even with contact lenses, eyes are still more sensitive to such effects.

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International consortium investigates specific cell signaling process across range of human diseases

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Study to examine if changing mealtimes could reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes

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Specific brain neurons could provide a target for treating sleep-related disorders

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