Blind mice treated in transplant

The light-sensitive rod cells partially restored the sight of mice born with night blindnessScientists have improved the eyesight of mice born with night blindness by injecting healthy light-sensitive cells into their retinas. The work is the first demonstration that cell transplants can restore useful vision.Injections of the cells produced only modest changes in the animals' eyesight, but the results have raised hopes that a similar therapy might one day help reverse some forms of human blindness, such as age-related macular degeneration, the most common cause of blindness, which affects up to 15% of people over 75.In the study, researchers at University College London's Institute of Ophthalmology injected the precursors of light-sensitive cells - taken from newborn mice - into the eyes of adult mice with a genetic form of night blindness.Each jab delivered around 200,000 photoreceptor cells, of which 20,000 to 30,000 attached to the animals' retinas and made working neural connections. Despite the newly wi

Blind mice treated in transplant

Scientists restore the sight of blind mice by transplanting light-sensitive photoreceptor cells into their eyes.

Thu 19 Apr 12 from BBC News

Major step towards cure for blindness

A landmark study has taken a major step towards treating blindness by replacing lost light-sensitive cells in the back of the eye.

Wed 18 Apr 12 from The Independent

Stem cells help night-blind, bald, heartbroken mice

Three dramatic results from tests of stem cell therapies could one day be repeated in humans Nature News reports today on three different studies that successfully used stem cell therapies ...

Wed 18 Apr 12 from MIT Technology Review

See, blind mice

Transplants of light-gathering cells restore night vision in rodents

Wed 18 Apr 12 from ScienceNews

Photoreceptor transplant restores vision in mice

Scientists funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) have shown for the first time that transplanting light-sensitive photoreceptors into the eyes of visually impaired mice can restore their ...

Wed 18 Apr 12 from Medical Xpress

Eyesight partially restored in blind mice

Scientists were able to restore partial sight to mice with night blindness - raising hopes of treatment for hundreds of thousands of people with eye conditions such as macular degeneration, ...

Thu 19 Apr 12 from FOXNews

Blindness partially reversed in mice

Blindness can be partially reversed in mice by injecting light-sensitive nerve cells into the back of the eyes, scientists have shown for the first time.

Wed 18 Apr 12 from Telegraph.co.uk Science

Night-Blind Mice Gain Vision

Implanted rod cells are able to hook up with and send signals to the brain.

Wed 18 Apr 12 from Livescience

Night blindness corrected in mice using transplants of photoreceptor cells - video

Mice born with night blindness had their vision partially restored after scientists transplanted light-sensitive rod precursor cells into their retinas

Wed 18 Apr 12 from Guardian.co.uk

Transplanted cells allow mice with night blindness to see in dark

The light-sensitive rod cells partially restored the sight of mice born with night blindnessScientists have improved the eyesight of mice born with night blindness by injecting healthy light-sensitive ...

Wed 18 Apr 12 from Guardian.co.uk

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