Dental pulp stem cells promote growth of retinal ganglion cells

07/8/2014 | Science World Report

Researchers at the University of Birmingham reported in the journal Neural Regeneration Research that dental pulp stem cells could help protect and restore retinal ganglion cells damaged by traumatic injuries and degenerative diseases such as glaucoma. "Cell therapy is a promising treatment option as it provides a potentially limitless source of multiple growth factors for injured neurons," lead investigator Ben Mead said.

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