Blindness breakthrough as scientists turn stem cells into the tissue that allows humans to see

Blindness breakthrough as scientists turn stem cells into tissue that allows humans to see Stem cells were encouraged to form a structure known as the optic cup | UPDATED: 15:55 GMT, 13 June 2012 Scientists have taken a major step towards restoring vision for blind people with the help of stem cells.

Autism "could be triggered by very low doses of anti-depressants and chemicals found in water supply"

Autism 'could be triggered by very low doses of anti-depressants or other chemicals found in water supply'Just traces of drugs appear to bring on disorderScientists test fish swimming in water contaminated with low levels of medicationDisorder appears to be combination of environmental and genetic factors | UPDATED: 10:28 GMT, 7 June 2012 Autism in genetically vulnerable people could be triggered by very low levels of chemicals found in the water supply, researchers have discovered.

Husband a right old grump? it could be Asperger"s: Thousands have it without realising

Husband a right old grump He could be one of thousands who have Asperger's without realisingAsperger’s is a ‘high-functioning’ form of autism where sufferers often have very high IQs | UPDATED: 12:05 GMT, 5 June 2012 When martial arts teacher Sandra Beale-Ellis discovered one of the children in her class had Asperger’s syndrome, she set out to discover more about the condition.

The SWAN children: Each year it affects 6,000 British children but no doctor can diagnose or cure it

The SWAN children: Meet some of the 6,000 British children who suffer from Syndrome Without A Name that no doctor can diagnose By Alice Smellie PUBLISHED: 22:32 GMT, 24 March 2012 | UPDATED: 00:09 GMT, 25 March 2012 At six weeks old, Meg Devereux-Roberts smiled.

Ashley treatment: Should parents stop their very disabled children from growing up?

Should parents stop their very disabled children from growing up Father sparks debate about treatment that could spread to UK | UPDATED: 15:38 GMT, 16 March 2012 At least a dozen families with severely disabled children have decided to put them through a controversial therapy to stop them growing into adults, according to reports.