In a recent article published on Mashable by MIT Technology Review, it shows stem cell research may help restore portions of vision for those suffering from degenerative diseases.
This is incredible news! Researchers are not jumping to hasty conclusions, but this 3 year study could mean a big change in how eye patients are treated, and their success rates.
The article states, "The main objective of the study was to prove the cells were safe. Beyond seeing no worrisome side effects, the researchers also noted some improvements in the patients. According to the researchers half of them improved enough to read two to three extra lines on an eye exam chart, results Robert Lanza, chief scientific officer of Advanced Cell, called remarkable."
Robert Lanza continued to comment, "We have people saying things no one would make up, like 'Oh I can see the pattern on my furniture, or now I drive to the airport," he says. "Clearly there is something going on here.""
Stem cell research could very well be the future of medicine and science, and we are excited to see how this news progresses with more studies! We will keep you updated on this hot topic, and in the meantime weigh in with your thoughts about this news. Feel free to comment on our Facebook and Twitter, we look forward to hearing from you.
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