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Stem Cells Improve Visual Function in Blind Mice

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 By: Staff ~ ScienceDaily An experimental treatment for blindness, developed from a patient's skin cells, improved the vision of blind mice in a study conducted by Columbia ophthalmologists and stem cell researchers. The findings suggest that induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells -- which are derived from adult human skin cells but

Stem Cells Restore Sight in Mouse Model of Retinitis Pigmentosa

Thursday, February 25, 2010 By: Science Daily An international research team led by Columbia University Medical Center successfully used mouse embryonic stem cells to replace diseased retinal cells and restore sight in a mouse model of retinitis pigmentosa. This strategy could potentially become a new treatment for retinitis pigmentosa, a leading cause of blindness that