Innovative Stem Cell Technique for Macular Degeneration

In a major breakthrough, doctors have developed a new technique to cure age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the third leading cause of blindness around the world. An 86-year-old patient in the United Kingdom has regained sight in one eye after undergoing the procedure. This pioneering stem cell therapy was performed at a London hospital. Human embryonic [Read More]

Donor Skin Cells Help Preserve Sight in Macular Degeneration

Researchers in Japan have made what may be a remarkable breakthrough in the treatment of macular degeneration. In a procedure that could make stem cell transplantation a reality, a man with age-related macular degeneration received iPSCs (induced pluripotent stem cells) derived from a donor’s skin cells. The multi-step procedure involved converting the donor iPSCs to [Read More]

Turning Back The Clock On Aging Eyes

Gene manipulation and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are at the cutting edge of regenerative medicine. Research is underway in using these cellular and genome-editing techniques to treat innumerable diseases afflicting human beings, but their use in repairing the damages of aging have ethical and cultural implications. However, there is a growing change in attitude [Read More]

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