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Friday, June 09, 2006

The Better to See You With, Dear Citizen... 

Many eye diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration, destroy a layer of cells known as the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). Scientists generally believe that the RPE is non-regenerative - once you lose it, it will not grow back - but a University of Florida study suggests otherwise. It seems that like brain cells, the RPE really can regenerate under some circumstances. That means we may be able to figure out how to manipulate those circumstances to cure diseases.

This is great news for many patients, but also for the Republican Reelection CommitteeDepartment of Homeland Security, which may consequently have more seeing-years with which find new ways to spy on US citizens. Like through your MySpace profile, a trusted source of good information.*

* Yes, Mr. Chertoff, that really is my photo!.

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