Photoreceptor cells were taken from a lab-grown retina and successfully implanted into mice with degenerative blindness. Researchers at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology have confirmed the successful adoption of the cells into the host eye.
The researchers injected roughly 200,000 of the cultured cells into living mouse retinas where they not only took root but remained present six weeks after implantation and formed the necessary neural connections to communicate visual data to the brain.
Apparently the process is still about five years away from human trials, but stem-cell treatments and other advanced medical technologies including nano and bio-technology are beginning to thrive.
Slowly but surely, we’re taking control of our biology. Our future is a time when disease, disability, and even death could be prevented.
- Lab Grown Retinal Cells Implanted Into Blind Mice – And They Work (singularityhub.com)