Sunday, July 21, 2013
Research Shows Promise for Use of Embryonic Stem Cells to Restore Sight
The Guardian: Embryonic stem cells could help restore sight to blind, by Alok Jha:
Photoreceptors grown from embryonic stem cells have been successfully implanted in the retinas of blind mice
Scientists have shown that light-sensitive retinal cells, grown in the lab from stem cells, can successfully integrate into the eye when implanted into blind mice. The technique opens up the possibility that a similar treatment could help people who have become blind through damage to their retinas to regain some of their sight. . . .