http://www.liv.ac.uk/newsroom/press_releases/2005/12/CLANs.htm

Ophthalmologists prove existence of CLANs

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A meshwork cell in the eye

A team of ophthalmologists at the University of Liverpool has become the first in the world to image geodesic structures called CLANs inside the human body. The shape of each CLAN is similar to the design of the framework forming the roofs over the Eden Project and the courtyard at the British Museum.

Eden Project Andrew Chick

CLANs cause cells to become rigid and prevent them from working as they should – there is a strong possibility that they could play a part in glaucoma. Confirmation of their presence in the part of the eye affected by glaucoma, known as the trabecular meshwork, could well lead to new treatments for this disease.

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