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Stem cells may bring vision to blind people: study

There are 5 comments on the The New Zealand Herald story from Jan 23, 2012, titled Stem cells may bring vision to blind people: study. In it, The New Zealand Herald reports that:

Two legally blind women appeared to gain some vision after receiving an experimental treatment using embryonic stem cells, scientists have reported.

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Con Men

Vallejo, CA

#1 Jan 24, 2012
Seeing Eye Dogs will also benefit from this stem cell breakthrough, they also get old and blind. So let's not forget to include Man's Best Friend in this research.

On the other hand it looks like this news was printed to attract more grants and private contributions to the research labs. Sort of like preemptive job security

Since: Oct 12

New Rochelle, NY

#2 Oct 29, 2012
That seems to be a dead link by now.

Currently there are clinical trials for age-related macular degeneration taking place by Dr. Lanza, but unfortunately they're very limited.

How i'm rooting for a time when stem cells might be in universal format (universal stem cells) so that anyone can easily attain them, the way you buy aspirin, and either pop a pill, or self-inject (the way diabetics do) and the Cells would be smart enough to know exactly where to travel within the body for repair.

Perhaps guided magnetically, for example, wherever the body's electric field is detected as "weak".

Edinburgh, UK

#3 Nov 12, 2012
I think the future is looking good for suffers of all types of disease as stem cell research improves, but that is for the future. As far as AMD is concerned it is still incurable so prevention has to be given a high priority especially those people in the "at risk" groups./ m/

Since: Oct 12

Pearl River, NY

#4 Nov 13, 2012
It's a fallacy that AMD is still incurable. Rather, advances are being thwarted by the die-hard establishment.

Otherwise why would my dad's eye doctor have even "mumbled" about the possibility of stem cells helping my dad?(he's in his 90's and blind with AMD)

Chula Vista, CA

#5 Nov 17, 2012
In Queretaro Mexico they are using stem cells to cure some incurable eyes diseases, with excellent results, some US citizens have been treated since two years ago, you may find more information in the internet.

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