Major north-east research breakthrough could lead to cures for infertility and blindness

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The major breakthrough could lead to futureĀ treatmentsĀ for vitamin-related diseases, including anaemia, infertility and even blindness. A study conducted by Professor Peter McCaffery and Dr Peter Ikhianosimhe Imoesi was able to identify a role for the brain in vitamin regulation. The study, initially conducted on rats, looked at vitamin A and how the brain reacts to it. Vitamin A is essential for life, but until now, it was not known how it is maintained in the body.

Period9 Aug 2023

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  • TitleMajor north-east research breakthrough could lead to cures for infertility and blindness
    Degree of recognitionLocal
    Media name/outletAberdeenLive
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date9/08/23
    DescriptionThe major breakthrough could lead to future treatments for vitamin-related diseases, including anaemia, infertility and even blindness. A study conducted by Professor Peter McCaffery and Dr Peter Ikhianosimhe Imoesi was able to identify a role for the brain in vitamin regulation. The study, initially conducted on rats, looked at vitamin A and how the brain reacts to it. Vitamin A is essential for life, but until now, it was not known how it is maintained in the body.
    Producer/AuthorThomas Durham
    URLhttps://www.aberdeenlive.news/news/health/major-north-east-research-breakthrough-8666399
    PersonsPeter Imoesi