One of our less evolved organs, the EYE, is getting some nudge from the scientific community, thanks to stem cell research. http://t.co/YJK6NsVhi1
According to a BBC report researchers have been able to hunt down elusive cells in the eye, capable of ‘regeneration’ and ‘repair’. They transplanted these regenerative stem cells into mice – creating fully functioning corneas.
According to the article in the journal Nature, they say this method may one day help restore the sight of victims of burns and chemical injuries.
In the USA patients with eye disease were injected with stem cells and both apparently showed some slight improvement in vision.
And in the UK London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital is conducting the UK leg of trials involving human embryonic stem cells. http://www.bbc.com/news/health-16710538
I am glad that one of our less evolved organs, the eye, is getting some nudge from the scientific community, thanks to stem cell research.