Gene that causes 1,000 babies to be born deaf in UK each year discovered | UPDATED: 08:05 GMT, 1 October 2012 A gene that causes 1,000 babies to be born deaf in Britain each year has been discovered by scientists.
'I've dreamed in colour for the first time in 20 years': Blind British man can see again after first successful implant of 'bionic' eye microchipsMicrochips restore sight to people suffering retinitis pigmentosa – an incurable condition that leads to blindnessCondition affects one in every 3,000-4,000 peopleClinical trial with two sufferers 'exceeds expectations' Sufferers able to detect outlines of objects 'within days' Vision expected to improve further as 3mm chip 'beds in' | UPDATED: 23:17 GMT, 3 May 2012 Surgeons in Oxford, led by Professor Robert MacLaren, fitted the chip at the back of Chris' eye in a complex eight-hour operation last month.
The 'Vitamin See' diet: Good food and supplements can stave off age-related eye condition afflicting Judi Dench | UPDATED: 20:55 GMT, 21 April 2012 Dame Judi Dench has age-related macular degeneration Actress Dame Judi Dench is among the half-a-million adults in the UK sufferering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Blindness cure step closer after scientists replace lost light-sensitive cells in back of the eye | UPDATED: 22:34 GMT, 18 April 2012 A treatment that has helped mice see in the dark could one day restore sight to the blind.
How smoking at the weekends does just as much damage to the memory as daily habit People who have a cigarette on the weekends may think they are less at risk from the health consequences than their regular smoking peers.