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Stem Cells, thoughts?

Dozens of people who were blinded or otherwise suffered severe eye damage when they were splashed with caustic chemicals had their sight restored with transplants of their own stem cells — a stunning success for the burgeoning cell-therapy field, Italian researchers reported Wednesday.

The treatment worked completely in 82 of 107 eyes and partially in 14 others, with benefits lasting up to a decade so far. One man whose eyes were severely damaged more than 60 years ago now has near-normal vision.

"This is a roaring success," said ophthalmologist Dr. Ivan Schwab of the University of California, Davis, who had no role in the study — the longest and largest of its kind.


Asked by sweet-a-kins at 9:17 PM on Jun. 23, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • This is GREAT! From what I understand they are having GREAT success in using adult stem cells across the board and I dont think anyone has a problem with that! :) Love a Good News Story!

    Answer by momof030404 at 9:27 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • that's wonderful!

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:22 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • Thought it was pretty cool....Can't imagine in 20-30 years what they will be able to do....


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:26 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • I think stem cells are fantastic, as long as they are not coming from aborted fetuses.


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:57 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • Great news, sweet! Glad you posted this!

    Answer by 29again at 11:38 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • I am 100% for stem cell research just for things like this!

    Answer by urkiddingright at 1:10 AM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • I 100% support all stem cell research.

    Answer by Rnurse at 11:29 AM on Jun. 25, 2010