Sunday, November 12, 2006

Blind see after cell transplant

There it goes (sequel to my post).....a step forward, in this weeks news from, it reported that : Blind mice see after cell transplant, Study suggests newborn cells best for transfer.

Does this mean that blind people would not be needing eye donors in the future? But would only need stem cells transplantation to see again? Could be...

The report further notes that:

Using a technique that may one day help blind people to see, researchers have shown in mice that retinal cells from newborns transplanted into the eyes of blind adults wire up correctly and help them to detect light. The finding challenges conventional biological thinking, because it shows that cells that have stopped dividing are better for transplantation than the stem cells that normally make new cells.

To read the full news, here is the link.

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