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‘Smart’ Contact Lens Could Help Treat a Leading Cause of Blindness, Scientists Say

A flexible contact lens that senses eye pressure and releases medication on demand could help treat glaucoma, the world’s second leading cause of blindness. The compact wireless device, which was developed by a team of Chinese researchers and tested on pig and rabbit eyes so far, appears to detect and reduce increased eye pressure, one …

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Mind-Altering Parasite May Make Infected People More Attractive, Study Suggests

The brain-hijacking parasite Toxoplasma gondii seems to be almost everywhere. The microscopic invader is thought to infect up to 50% of people, and a range of studies suggest it can alter human behavior, in addition to that of many other animals. The parasite has been linked to a wide range of neurological disorders, including schizophrenia …

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