Displaying 31–38 of 38 research results
Nov 6, 2012 Science Education
Thanks to recent advances in stem cell research, we are getting closer to replacing cells in the retina lost to diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration.
Nov 2, 2012 Science Education
Scientists have found a way to take a small skin or blood sample from a patient, turn back the clock on those sample cells so they become stem cells, and then coax them forward to become photoreceptors, or any other cell type in the body.
Jul 27, 2012 Science Education
Great progress is being made in identifying targets for therapies, including using the body’s own protective systems to keep the photoreceptors alive.
Jun 12, 2012 Science Education
How therapies will likely be used synergistically in the future.
May 3, 2012 Science Education
While it may not seem obvious, the FDA ultimately drives everything — the researchers and the money. That’s because without FDA approval, you have no treatment, even if you have great research and adequate funding.
Apr 11, 2012 Science Education
A quick primer on genes and their critical role in building proteins.
Mar 21, 2012 Science Education
Dr. David Gamm on the potential of stem cell research to benefit patients with retinal degenerations.
Feb 9, 2012 Science Education
What you need to know (and what to expect) about clinical trials.