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A new treatment for macular degeneration

A patient receives the first human eye cell transplant developed by a UCSB neuroscientist who founded the London Project to Cure Blindness By Julie Cohen Monday, September 28, 2015 - Santa Barbara, CA A clinical trial using stem cell-derived ocular cells for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has been initiated in England. This was

Clinical trial using iPS cells litmus test for promoting regenerative medicine

The Japan Times, by The Yomiuri Shimbun ~ September 16, 2014 The latest clinical trial is the first step of epoch-making research that could evolve into regenerative medicine. After careful safety assessment, putting the latest result into practical use should be promoted. A team led by RIKEN ophthalmologist Masayo Takahashi transplanted retina cells produced from

Rare gene variant linked to macular degeneration

Washington University in St. Louis, by Jim Dreyden ~ September 16, 2013 An international team of researchers, led by scientists at The Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Ann Arbor, has identified a gene mutation linked to age-related macular degeneration

World’s first stem cell clinical trial one step closer to reality in Japan

The Japan Daily Press, by Adam Westlake~Researchers in Japan are looking to use the recent discoveries of Nobel Prize winning Shinya Yamanaka to treat a degenerative eye disease in what would be the world’s first clinical trial of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells). An ethics committee at the Institute for Biomedical Research and Innovation