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Japanese Group Plans Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Clinical Trial

Rod cells derived from iPSC at the RIKEN labs.I just learned some promising news from the stem cell research front. RIKEN, an innovative research group in Japan, is hoping to launch a clinical trial of an age-related macular degeneration (AMD) treatment derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC). Based on my current knowledge, this would be the first-ever iPSC-based treatment for the retina to move into a human study.
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The Importance of Stem Cells (a guest post from Dr. David Gamm)

Dr. David Gamm

Photograph by Andy Manis.

When I joined the University of Wisconsin (UW) in 2003, I saw stem cell research as having great potential to benefit patients with retinal degenerations. I also saw stem cells as a way to answer basic science questions about the retina and the conditions that affect it. As a scientist and a pediatric ophthalmologist, these goals were really important to me.
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