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This news article reports that Wolbachia may play a role in river blindness, the second-leading infectious cause of blindness in the world. While the disease is caused by parasitic worms that burrow into the skin, researchers discovered that treating the worms of their Wolbachia infections with doxycycline led to significantly less thickening and haze of the eye's cornea.

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    Biology,Higher Education,NSDL_SetSpec_1030947,NSDL,High School,Microbiology and Health,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Microbiology,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110314171703534T,Symbiotic Relations,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Life Science

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