Stem Cells From Wisdom Teeth Seen As Possible Fix For This Common Form Of Blindness

February 26, 2015 2:02 PM

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Stem Cells From Wisdom Teeth Seen As Possible Fix For This Common Form Of Blindness

Scientists have taken a key step toward the development of what could be a breakthrough treatment for corneal blindness, a condition that affects millions of people around the world.

The scientists showed that stem cells obtained from the dental pulp of extracted teeth can be turned into the specialized cells that keep corneas healthy and free of blinding scars caused by illness or injury--and that these cells could safely be injected into the corneas of mice.

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