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FDA approves first contact lens that gets darker in sunlight

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2018
by Alex Muller

'This contact lens is the first of its kind to incorporate the same technology that is used in eyeglasses that automatically darken in the sun'

First diagnostic blood test for concussion passed by the FDA

Posted in Medicine on 16th Feb, 2018
by Alex Muller

The blood test can accurately and quickly identify patients with brain tissue damage.

FDA approves gene therapy to fix mutations that can lead to blindness

Posted in Medicine on 21st Dec, 2017
by Alex Muller

Luxturna is the first gene therapy approved by the Food and Drug Administration that treats a medical condition -- in this case, blindness -- by fixing a mistake in a patient's DNA.

A drug that dramatically lowers cholesterol approved by the FDA

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jul, 2015
by Alex Muller

The drug is controversial because it is expected to cost about $14,000 a year.

DNA screening kit given the go-ahead by US regulator

Posted in Science on 22nd Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

The FDA, said the 23andMe product would provide people with information about possible mutations in their genes that could be passed on to their children.