Friday, April 19, 2013

Lubricant on the Surface of the Eye Greases Our Joints

Science Digest reports that “natural lubricants play an important role in health, including helping prevent osteoarthritis in joints. Much is still unknown about their role and function in other areas of the body. Researchers for the first time have discovered that the surface of the eye produces ‘lubricin,’the same substance that protects the joints, and have explained its role in this sensory organ.” Read more.

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