1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
UK newspapers these days are full of political sleaze, economic woes and minor celebrities. But there is some good news too.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has been linked to the lack of a protective enzyme in the retina.
Mouse retinas have been grown in the lab using embryonic stem cells.
Two scientists have cracked the code used by cells at the back of the eye to convert light into a signal that our brain is able to understand.