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Newly discovered chemical reaction in eye may improve vision

A light-sensing pigment found in everything from bacteria to vertebrates can be biochemically manipulated to reset itself, an important therapeutic advantage, according to new research out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. In a study just released from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers successfully used a modified form of vitamin A, called locked retinal, to induce the recycling mechanism and engage proteins central to human vision. The...

Luann de Lesseps Shuts Down 'Open' Relationship Talk In 'Real Housewives of New York' Premiere

The drama surrounding Luann de Lesseps' relationship with now-husband Tom D'Agostino continued on Wednesday's "Real Housewives of New York" premiere.In case you forgot, the ish hit the fan last season when Bethenny Frankel showed the Countess a photo of her then-fiance kissing another woman during their engagement. de Lesseps took her frustrations out on Bethenny herself for disclosing the information on camera. She also got into it with Ramona Singer, who called out Luann for breaking the...

One in 10 Pregnant Women With Zika in U.S. Have Babies With Birth Defects

One in 10 pregnant women in the continental United States with a confirmed Zika infection had a baby with brain damage or other serious birth defects, according to the most comprehensive report to date on American pregnancies during the Zika crisis.The report, published Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also provided more evidence that the risk of birth defects was greater when women were infected in the first trimester of pregnancy. Fifteen percent of women with...