Stem Cells Generate 3 Dimensional Retinal Tissue

June 10th, 2014 by Danny Boren

A report from the journal Nature published on June 10, 2014 has shown that doctors at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have succeeded in generating three dimensional retinal tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS Cells), which are generated from a patient’s skin sample.  140610-stem-cell-retina-1219_23cdc24a85d70f78dd1da9663fc5603d.nbcnews-ux-640-480This work was done in collaboration with Dr. David Gamm out of the University of Wisconsin, a Choroideremia Research Foundation Funded researcher.

Stem Cells are believed to hold the potential to restore some level of lost vision for individuals in the advanced stages of retinal degenerative disease like Choroideremia.

Click Here to read the NBC News story about this breakthrough

Click Here to read the Original article in the Journal Nature