A retina engineered in the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Japan could lead to treatments for human eye diseases, including some forms of blindness. Mouse embryonic stem cells were coaxed into a precise three-dimensional assembly, and scientists say this "retina in a dish" is the most complex biological tissue engineered yet. There are years to go before the technique will be safe for humans, but it could offer an unlimited supply of tissue to replace damaged retinas. The synthetic retinal tissue could also be useful for eye disease research. ~ Nature News, Apr 6
It is good news that research by Japanese scientists may lead to treatments for human eye diseases, including some forms of blindness.
It would be a great breakthrough for humanity, if this research will result in a cure for blindness and other eye problems in the near future.
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