Researchers grow human corneal tissue from limbal stem cells

07/2/2014 | HealthDay News · FoxNews.com · BBC

Corneal tissue can be grown from limbal stem cells found in the cornea, according to a study in the journal Nature. Researchers in Boston used the molecular marker ABCB5 to identify limbal stem cells from donor tissue. The cells were transplanted into mice and developed into functional human corneas.

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