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Ground breaking cure for blindness is in sight

6th June 2007
A team of leading researchers and clinicians is being assembled for the project, which will use embryonic stem cells to repair damanged retinas. Their target is age related macular degenration (AMD), the leading cuase of blindness among the elderly in the developed world. the scientists led by teams from University College London, Moorefields Eye Hospital and the University of Sheffield, plan to transplant cells created in the laboratory straight into the eyes of patients.

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Title: Ground breaking cure for blindness is in sight
Author: Anne Waller
Article Id: 3067
Date Added: 6th Jun 2007

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