Researchers Create Three-Dimensional, Retina-Like Structure From Human Embryonic Stem Cells.

MIT’s Technology Review (6/3, Humphries) reports that researchers from the University of California-Irvine “have created a three-dimensional, retina-like structure out of human embryonic stem cells that they hope could someday serve as a retinal transplant for people with macular degeneration and other diseases of the retina. Their method, published recently in Journal of Neuroscience Methods, offers a potential new source of cells for retinal transplants.” Specifically, the scientists “created two types of cells from the human embryonic stem cells: early-stage retinal cells, and retinal pigment epithelium…cells, which provide nourishment to the cells responsible for vision in the retina.”

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