Friday, June 5, 2015

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

I briefly spoke about my grant proposal in my presentation for Dr. Clegg's stem cell course. I thought it'd be cool to share this video, which is a TED talk by Dr. Clegg about Age-related macular degeneration and his lab's solution to the problem. In the video, he mentions that their therapy, which is basically inserting a new layer of retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) into the eye, is expected to start clinical trials by 2015 (note: the video is from 2012). This is pretty exciting because, if I remember correctly, they are actually awaiting the results from their clinical trials which are expected to come in any time now.

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