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New stem cell treatment could cure blindness

November 23, 2009 | Comment icon 2 comments



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Trials could soon begin of a controversial new treatment using stem cells to treat a form of incurable blindness, if a license is granted the science team behind the research could begin human trials as early as next year.
People suffering from a form of incurable blindness could soon become the first patients in the world to benefit from a new and controversial transplant operation using stem cells derived from spare human embryos left over from IVF treatment.


Source: Independent | Comments (2)



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Comment icon #1 Posted by jbondo 12 years ago
In recent years medical science has made great advances in such areas. Most notably hearing. One thing I noticed though is many people that get the hearing surgery done where they implant a device behind the ear end up turning it off because the world is too noisy to them. I wonder if some blind people would find it impossible to adapt to being sighted? I'd think not. Of course I am speaking strictly of losing the senses early in life or never having them at all.
Comment icon #2 Posted by heinrich1858 12 years ago
Well if the Extremist religious peopel and Bush did'nt hold back research on stem cells . Just think where it could have been today. I say shame on these people to hold back progress. And great for the scientist involved in this discovery.


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