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Moran Eye Center Researcher Dr. Wolfgang Baehr And Collaborators Discover Vital Relationship Between Thyroid Hormones And Macular Degeneration


2/19/2014 8:43:32 AM

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SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The University of Utah’s John A. Moran Eye Center announced today that Wolfgang B. Baehr, Ph.D. — Professor of Ophthalmology, Adjunct Professor of Biology and Neurobiology and Anatomy — and a team of six researchers from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and researchers from the National Eye Institute (NEI) have discovered a link between lower levels of thyroid hormones and reduced damage to photoreceptor cone cells in mouse models with retinal degeneration. Age-related macular degeneration and other retinal diseases are the result of damage to cone cells in the eyes.

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