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Embryonic Stem Cells Restore Vision In Preliminary Human Test

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The study involved patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration and Stargardt's macular dystrophy, the two leading causes of adult and juvenile blindness in the developed world, Schwartz says. The diseases destroy a person's central vision. "Whatever you're looking at is gone — whether it's faces, or reading or food on a plate, or whether something is a step or stripe," Schwartz says. "It's very, very difficult to perform activities of daily life that we, you know, don't even think about." Working with Advanced Cell Technology Inc. of Marlborough, Mass., Schwartz and his colle

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