Contact: Alissa Rooney
Children's Hospital Boston
Caption: At left, a normal mouse retina; at right, abnormal blood vessel growth in a mouse with retinopathy. An omega-3-based diet dampened this abnormal growth in a mouse model of retinopathy, a disease affecting many premature newborns as well as adults with diabetes. Unchecked, this vessel growth can cause retinal detachment and blindness.
Credit: Courtesy Kip Connor, PhD, Children's Hospital Boston.
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