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First patients shown to improve with embryonic stem cells

• Reuters

Before treatment, the 51-year-old graphic artist was legally blind, unable to read a single letter on a standard eye chart. She has suffered from Stargardt's disease, the most common form of macular degeneration in young patients, since she was a teenager, and it was getting progressively worse.

A second patient, aged 78, suffered from dry macular degeneration - the leading cause of blindness in the elderly -and could not even see well enough to go shopping.


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Comment by David Jackson
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 Fantastic!

Science got this one right! Let's hope that we see many, many more such reports!

With any good luck, we'll be hearing less and less from the fools who want to stop this sort of reseach and treatment. 


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