Progress Being Made in Research with Stem Cell Therapy and Corneas

Given that there have been a lot of questions and discussion about stem cell research on the FamilyConnect message boards, we thought you may be interested in this new breakthrough in stem cell research that was reported in ScienceDaily today: “Stem cells collected from human corneas restore transparency and don’t trigger a rejection response when injected into the eyes that are scarred and hazy, according to experiments conducted in mice by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.” In reading the article it sounds like this is a real breakthrough that could lead to promising treatment for scarring and cloudy corneas.

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Happy Spring and have a good weekend!