DAVID GRANOVSKY

New insights on eye stem cells

In STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on August 31, 2009 at 11:44 am

New insights on eye stem cells

Retinal stem cell - Wallace group

Retinal stem cell – Wallace group Retinal stem cells have now been created from human skin, adding yet another specialized cell type to a rapidly growing list of cells that can be created using induced pluripotent (iPS) methodology. The finding could prove to be an important method in the production of human retinal cells, which would help overcome one of the greatest obstacles to successful stem cell therapies to treat eye conditions. The announcement was made on Monday by a team from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

via Stem Cell Network Blog: New insights on eye stem cells.

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