In a crucial partnership, brain function relies on its primary cell, the neuron, connecting with other neurons to form a circuit known as a synapse to produce thoughts, memory, speech, … Continue Reading The brain combines artificial and natural vision to restore sight.
A new study from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) shows that nerve cells and blood vessels in the eye constantly talk to each other to maintain healthy blood … Continue Reading Study finds nerve cells and blood vessels in eye ‘talk’ to prevent disease.
An injection of stem cells into the eye may soon slow or reverse the effects of early-stage age-related macular degeneration, according to new research from scientists at Cedars-Sinai. Currently, there … Continue Reading Stem cell injection reverses vision loss due to age-related macular degeneration in animal model.
Once-a-week nanoparticle injection successfully prevents corneal transplant rejection in animal study.
There are about 48,000 corneal transplants done each year in the U.S., compared to approximately 16,000 kidney transplants and 2,100 heart transplants. Out of the 48,000 corneal transplants done, 10 … Continue Reading Once-a-week nanoparticle injection successfully prevents corneal transplant rejection in animal study.
A new multi-centre study led by the University of California provides the first evidence of the medium-term to long-term safety and tolerability of transplanting human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) in … Continue Reading First report of long-term safety of human embryonic stem cells to treat human disease.