4.1 Vitamin A deficiency

Vitamin A, more properly known as retinol, is an important chemical intermediate in a number of biochemical processes in mammals. It is involved in vision, and is found in the rod cells of the retina of the eye. These cells are particularly important in seeing at low light levels, and night blindness is a symptom of vitamin A deficiency (VAD). Vitamin A is also involved in the proper functioning of the immune system. Children suffering from VAD are prone to serious infections, and often die f
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6 Everyone's interests

So far we have seen that the MMR debate has been far from neutral, with collective and individual values playing a part in decision making – by scientists, policy makers and parents. One angle of the debate has been a preoccupation with conflicts of interest. With researchers increasingly reliant on funding from sources that have clear interests in the outcome, openness and transparency about who funds what research is deemed essential so that reviewers can take this into account when asses
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Political scientist Dr Pradeep Taneja discusses how India and China view each other’s geo-political ambitions. With host Jennifer Cook.