Study to explore stem cell therapy for diabetic retinopathy

02/15/2013 | (U.K.)

A European Union-supported study will explore the use of adult bone marrow stem cells in treating diabetic retinopathy. Researchers are set to grow the cells in the laboratory and plan to transplant them in patients in an attempt to repair damaged blood vessels and retinas and to restore vision. Human trials are slated to be conducted in Denmark after preclinical tests at several sites in Europe.

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