Friday, March 25, 2016

Stopping Glaucoma with Stem Cells, a Hope

Medical News Today (MNT) wrote, "By devising a way to produce retinal ganglion cells from stem cells derived from individual patients, researchers hope to improve personalized treatments for glaucoma." Read more.

 Related MNT story: "Using stem cells derived from human skin cells, researchers led by Jason Meyer, assistant professor of biology, along with graduate student Sarah Ohlemacher of the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, have successfully demonstrated the ability to turn stem cells into retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), the neurons that conduct visual information from the eye to the brain. Their goal is the development of therapies to prevent or cure glaucoma." Read more.

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