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Op - Ed
August 5, 2015

Three blind mice restore vision

By Frankie L. Trull

Blind mice are famous in nursery rhymes—and maybe soon, in scientific laboratories. A team of Swiss scientists recently restored sight in blind lab mice by injecting new, light-sensing cells into their eyes. They’re working to develop a cure for acquired blindness…

July 22, 2015

Don’t grow immune to the value of vaccines

By Frankie L. Trull

The fight against rubella, the deadly German measles, has finally paid off. The eradication was possible by one of modern medicine’s most indispensable tools—routine vaccination.

Global health authorities say the terrible disease has been eliminated in the Americas. It’s a rare…