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2009-08-25 15:24:18

A team of scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health has successfully grown multiple types of retina cells from two types of stem cells — suggesting a future in which damaged retinas could be repaired by cells grown from the patient's own skin.

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2009-08-13 12:43:36

US researchers said on Wednesday that a year after receiving gene therapy for a condition that causes total blindness by age 30, three people continue to see better and one has improved enough to read the digital numbers on a clock.

2009-07-08 22:40:08

People with poor eyesight caused by diseases often can be helped with various vision aids, a U.S. newsletter says. Experts at the Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource say such low vision isn't just the normal trouble people have reading small print as they get older.

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2009-07-08 09:40:00

Scientists use a new technique consisting of the induction of neuronal degeneration for intense light exposure in the mouse’s retina, an experimental model of retinitis pigmentosa

2009-06-26 09:44:11

Research lead by Dr. Nicolas Bazan, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans

2009-06-11 15:39:26

Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (OTC:ACTC.PK) and its collaborators at OHSU reported today the long-term safety and efficacy of human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) produced under manufacturing conditions suitable for human clinical trials.

2009-06-10 09:35:00

Walkers Raised $3000 to Help Fund Sight-Saving Research Through Foundation Fighting Blindness DALLAS, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Principal Management Group of North Texas (PMG), an Associa Company, recently participated in a walk-a-thon as "Bonnie Believers" in support of the Greater DFW Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc.

2009-05-28 07:32:00

LINCOLN, R.I., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the Company's product candidate, NT-501, demonstrated a strong biologic effect in two Phase 2 clinical trials for retinitis pigmentosa (RP).


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  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
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