Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Let there be sight!

Last quarter, several of us attended the keynote lecture for the grand-opening of UCSB's Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering (there were some good refreshments afterwards). For those of you who missed it, Professor Mark Humayun from USC discussed two promising areas of research for restoring sight in patients suffering from macular degeneration: retinal prosthetic implants and stem cell therapy.
In addition to Humayun's research, this article discusses the work done by UCSB's Dennis Clegg and lots of other scientists in the field. Very cool stuff!

Vision Quest: Futuristic Fixes That Could Help the Blind See Again

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