Can Zebrafish Cure Eye Diseases?

By |2016-11-03T13:08:21+00:00November 15th, 2016|News|

Does the Zebrafish hold clues to treating chronic eye diseases? One of the main difficulties of treating eye diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy, is the damage to the nerve cells as a result of the disease. Treatments have only been good at halting a disease's process. The problem is that humans do not [...]

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Injecting stem cells won’t cure blindness, yet

By |2016-11-16T12:05:20+00:00November 10th, 2016|Eye Conditions, News|

Injecting stem cells won’t cure blindness, yet You may have read a recent article suggesting that injecting stem cells could treat dry age-related macular degeneration. Over half a million patients suffer from age-related macular degeneration. In the UK 90% have the dry form of the disease. ‘Dry’ refers to the natural ageing of the retinal cells. [...]

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