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CATCH UP! – Pfizer Joins British Researchers In Search For Eye Condition Cure

In ALL ARTICLES, BUSINESS OF STEM CELLS on April 30, 2009 at 3:39 pm

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By PETER BENESH, INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILYPosted 04/29/2009 06:38 PM ET

The good news is, you’re likely to live longer than your ancestors. The bad news: You’ll have longer to cope with the consequences of aging.

One issue is age-related macular degeneration, a condition that in the worst cases can reduce vision to near-blindness. Researchers in Britain, now in partnership with U.S. drug giant Pfizer (PFE), are working on a treatment. And it uses stem cells.

Pete Coffey, a professor at the University College London Institute for Ophthalmology and leader of the London Project to Cure Blindness, hopes to head off controversy over use of embryonic stem cells.

via Investors.com – Pfizer Joins British Researchers In Search For Eye Condition Cure.

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