Adult Stem Cell Awareness

July 28, 2009

Sight Restored With ASC Contacts!

Filed under: adult stem cell awareness,alternative sources — chelseaz @ 11:55 am

Check out this amazing video about some scientists in Australia who were able to significantly restore the sight of patients with blinding corneal disease using stem cells from the patients’ own eyes:

Unlike most other ASC treatments that can cost tens of thousands of dollars and often require surgical implantation, the procedure is totally cheap and easy. Said UNSW’s Dr Nick Di Girolamo, lead author of the study, “There’s no suturing, there is no major operation: all that’s involved is harvesting a minute amount – less than a millimeter – of tissue from the ocular surface.” He says it could even be used to treat patients in poorer countries, “If you’re going to be treating these sorts of diseases in third world countries all you need is the surgeon and a lab for cell culture. You don’t need any fancy equipment.”

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1 Comment »

  1. Thank’s for sharing

    Comment by Sigit Bayu — July 30, 2009 @ 8:12 am | Reply

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