Just heard an interview with one of the doctors behind this on BBC London. Amazing work. He said it will be a inexpensive procedure because they can make 1000s of cells from a single embryo and also the shear number of patients.
Why in the world would you define the abbreviation hESC and never use it again and also abbreviate RPE without giving a definition?
I have keratoconus does anyone know if this would help me ?
Would this work on someone who has a macular scar due to toxoplasmosis?
I work in this area and have derived Retinal Pigmented Epithelium cells from stem cells myself (but I use reprogrammed adult cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, and I use them to study the molecular biology of their degeneration) it's pretty cool to think that the type of cells I make can be used in such a way, which makes them much better to study than the cell lines I used to use.
Why is everybody against stem cell treatment?
> We report [...] a visual acuity gain of 29 and 21 letters in the two patients, respectively, over 12 months.
Does anyone know what that means?
I’d love to be treated for Crohn’s disease using stem cells.
I have a friend that Macular Degeneration began with him at 13. Is there anyone to contact about him getting into trials like this?
Does anyone know what about the process necessitates hESC's vs induced pluripotent stem cells? I thought iPSC's were sort of the new standard for creating human tissue. Is it more expensive to create the iPSC's? Or would the cells created also be diseased if they were made from the individual's cells (and therefore with their diseased DNA)? Could they make iPSC's from a family member?