Thursday, April 19, 2012

'Blind' mice eyesight treated with transplanted cells

British scientists have restored the sight of blind mice by transplanting light-sensitive photoreceptor cells into their eyes.
The work is a step towards a new treatment for patients with degenerative eye diseases.
Scientists at University College London Institute of Ophthalmology injected cells from young healthy mice directly into the retinas of adult mice that had night-blindness.

The findings are published in Nature.

Read details: BBC News


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