Thursday, January 31, 2013
Curing Congenital Sight Impairment
“A cure for congenital sight impairment caused by lens damage is closer following research by scientists at Monash University,” notes Science Daily. “Associate Professor Tiziano Barberi and Dr Isabella Mengarelli from the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute at Monash University are closer to growing parts of the human eye in the lab. They have, for the first time, derived and purified lens epithelium -- the embryonic tissue from which the lens of the eye develops. The purity of the cells paves the way for future applications in regenerative medicine.” Read more.