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  1. Stem Cell Eye Cells Tested in Mice

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 24th July 2013 12:28 pm
    Sections: Health,Medical,News,Research,Science,Technology
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    = = = MIT Technology Review = = = Stem Cell Eye Cells Tested in Mice by Susan Young July 22, 2013 http://www.technologyreview.com/view/517376/stem-cell-eye-cells-tested-in-mice Scientists in the UK have produced rod-like photoreceptors from embryonic stem cells, and successfully transplanted them into the retinas of mice. The work suggests that embryonic stem cells could perhaps one day [...]


  2. Stem Cells Cruises towards Clinical Trials in Japan

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 2nd March 2013 1:27 pm
    Sections: Medical,News,Research,Science
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    This medical news, reported in Nature last week (27th February 2013), is hoping to start real clinical trials in 6 patients who have severe age-related macular degeneration, a common cause of blindness that affects at least 1% of people. They are taking some adult stem cells, reprogramming them into retina cells and injecting them into [...]


  3. A Microchip Restores Some Vision to Blind Patients

    by Shaun McGarry, Vice Chairman on 22nd February 2013 9:11 am
    Sections: Health,Medical,News,Science,Technology
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    Here is a piece of news that appearred in the MIT Technology Review, it is getting closer and closer for many of us to have replacement digital eyes! See below for a summary of the news and follow the link for the rest of the story. A Microchip from Retina Implant Restores Some Vision to [...]


  4. Electrical Stimulation of the Visual Cortex may one day Give Image Perception to Blind People

    by shaun f9 on 24th October 2012 10:45 am
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    In the news just recently is some very, very early indications of other ways to help blind people regain their vision. The news article is from MIT Technology Review, see http://www.technologyreview.com/view/429642/how-a-vision-prosthetic-could-bypass-the-visual for more details. The researchers have managed to send in an electrical signals directly into the visual cortex part of the brain, and the [...]