Human stem cells restore some vision to blind rats

03/8/2012 | BBC

U.K. scientists gave some vision back to rats by implanting human retinal stem cells into the rats' eyes, raising hopes for a blindness cure in people with glaucoma. "These results are very exciting. We see patients with glaucoma whose lives would be transformed with an improvement of only a small percentage of nerve cell function," said researcher Peng Khaw.

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