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Could a tiny fish hold the key to curing blindness?

September 25, 2020

NEI-funded scientists are hacking the zebrafish’s innate regenerative capacity to learn how to treat human disease.

New stem cell technique offers hope for those with corneal damage

September 1, 2020

Harvard Medical School surgeons at Massachusetts Eye and Ear have replaced the ocular surface of four patients who each experienced chemical burns to one eye.

NIH-funded study identifies stem cells in optic nerve

July 31, 2020

A National Eye Institute-funded study has identified a type of stem cell called a neural progenitor cell, in a region of the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain.

IU researchers model human stem cells to identify degeneration in glaucoma

June 11, 2020

Using human stem cell models, researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine found they could analyze deficits within cells damaged by glaucoma, with the potential to use this information to develop new strategies to slow the disease process.

‘Primitive’ Stem Cells Shown to Regenerate Blood Vessels in The Eye

March 9, 2020

Researchers turn back the biological hands of time, making adult cells revert to a primitive state with the potential to replace and repair retinal blood vessels.

NIH launches first U.S. clinical trial of patient-derived stem cell therapy to replace and repair dying cells in retina

December 16, 2019

Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) are launching a clinical trial to test the safety of a novel patient-specific stem cell-based therapy to treat geographic atrophy, the advanced “dry” form of age-related macular degeneration.

NIH, NIST researchers use artificial intelligence for quality control of stem cell-derived tissues

November 14, 2019

Researchers used artificial intelligence (AI) to evaluate stem cell-derived “patches” of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) tissue for implanting into the eyes of patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness.

A Road Map to Stem Cell Development

May 22, 2019

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report they have created a method of mapping how the central nervous system develops by tracking the genes expressed in cells.

IUPUI researchers re-create retinal microenvironment in a dish with human stem cells

January 24, 2019

IUPUI scientists have used retinal ganglion cells derived from human pluripotent stem cells to create models that better mimic the human retina.

NIH researchers rescue photoreceptors, prevent blindness in animal models of retinal degeneration

January 16, 2019

Using a novel patient-specific stem cell-based therapy, researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) prevented blindness in animal models of geographic atrophy, the advanced “dry” form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)...