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Mon, Oct 20

Stem Cells Show Promise in Eye Treatments

Since they were first isolated 16 years ago, human embryonic stem cells have been thought to have the potential to replace the body’s worn-out tissues and treat a wide variety of diseases.

The progress has been slow. But now researchers are reporting an encouraging step.

A therapy for eye diseases that was derived from stem cells appeared to be safe and might have improved the vision of some patients, according to a new study.

Read full coverage from The New York Times here.