Wednesday, June 27, 2012

From stem cells to eye precursor with differentiated retinal cells in human

From a stem cell culture to the optic cup with fully differentiated retinal cells: photoreceptors, bipolar cells and ganglion cells.

This may be of substantial importance in the future treatments of eye diseases or injuries where the transplant of retinal cells is needed. One may imagine that in the future embryonic stem cells will be taken at birth and differentiated into multiple eye precursors and frozen in case needed.  

Link to the article where the same was performed in mice:

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