One of the possible applications of iPS cells is in the treatment of retinal diseases. Now, a group of researchers from the Riken Institute in Kobe (Japan) see HERE has presented some interesting experiments in which they were able to produce retinal tissue from iPS cells (iPS cells applications). After transferring the tissue to mice with retinal degeneration, they were able to visualise how the transplanted tissue cells connected with the retinal photoreceptors. The authors say that their findings provide proof of the possibility of restoring vision in very advanced stages of retinal degeneration. Nevertheless, it should be remembered that this same group of researchers halted the first clinical trial using this technique in patients, after they detected alterations in the genomes of the cells obtained from the iPS cells.

 See our article about iPS current clinical usefulness

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