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UCC Scientists Have Discovered A Major Breakthrough That Can Potentially Combat Blindness

By katedemolder

December 20, 2016 at 12:18am


If you ever wondered where all the money researchers get for projects go, this is where. 

Scientists at University College Cork have discovered a potentially major breakthrough, this time, against blindness.

It's understood that top professors at UCC have discovered a cure for Retinitis Pigmentosa, a inherited degenerative condition that causes blindness.

It is believed that scientists have a found a compound, that lies in the contraceptive pill, that could actively halt the onset of the condition that reportedly affects around 1,500 people here.

According to Professor Tom Cotter of the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, the new experimental treatment has already shown positive results in mice and is ready for human trials.


The professor has also stated that the drug could drastically halt the onset of the disease, potentially improving many patients quality of life. 

We are using this neuroprotective approach. We have found a component of the progesterone contraceptive pill that gives a strong, very protective effect.

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