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8:49 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Embryonic Stem Cells Restore Vision In Preliminary Human Test

Isabella Beukes, of Santa Rosa, Calif., has been legally blind for more than 40 years. An experimental treatment derived from embryonic stem cells seems to have enabled her now to see not just color but also some shapes.
Tim Hussin for NPR

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 10:39 am

Scientists are reporting the first strong evidence that human embryonic stem cells may be helping patients.

The cells appear to have improved the vision in more than half of the 18 patients who had become legally blind because of two progressive, currently incurable eye diseases.

The researchers stress that the findings must be considered preliminary because the number of patients treated was relatively small and they have only been followed for an average of less than two years.

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4:27 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Experimental Treatment Offers Hope To Parkinson's Patients

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A team of doctors at the University of Kentucky will investigate new treatments for patients with Parkinson’s disease.   It potentially could reverse the brain damage done by Parkinson’s. 

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