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Trinity College Dublin Scientists Report Major Breakthrough in Age-Related Macular Degeneration Prevention



4/9/2012 7:19:50 AM

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have discovered that a part of the immune system called the inflammasome is involved in regulating the development of one of the most common forms of blindness, called Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). They have discovered that controlling an inflammatory component IL-18, in cases of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) could prevent the development of the disease.

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