Wednesday, 28 March 2007

Stem cell therapy shows promise for rescuing deteriorating vision

Stem cell therapy shows promise for rescuing deteriorating vision UW-MU Communications, WI - March 28, 2007 For the millions of Americans whose vision is slowly ebbing due to degenerative diseases of the eye, the lowly neural progenitor cell may be riding to the rescue. In a study in rats, neural progenitor cells derived from human fetal stem cells have been shown to protect the vision of animals with degenerative eye disease similar to the kinds of diseases that afflict humans. The new study appears today (March 28) in the journal Public Library of Science (PLoS) One. ………… ZenMaster

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