Friday, January 22, 2010

Again the eyes have it… more success with our own ASCs

Only just noticed this one, although it was published in Stem Cells online last month.

Another beautiful demonstration of the healing power of our own stem cells – here, patients with limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) had some residual limbal stem cells sampled, multiplied in a culture (that excluded any animal products) and reimplanted in sufficient numbers to help regenerate the patient's own damaged cornea. All patients gained better vision and reduced discomfort.

  • News report from the British NHS, "stem cells restore sight": here
  • And the full article from Stem Cells (while it remains available on the web): here