Macular degeneration trial will be first human test of Nobel-winning stem cell technique

18 January 2019
Source: STAT

Curing diabetes with stem cells? Everyone knew that would be hard. Parkinson’s disease? Harder. Alzheimer’s? Probably impossible. But age-related macular degeneration, a major cause of blindness? That was supposed to be low-hanging fruit. The cause of AMD is well-known, the recipe for turning stem cells into retinal cells works like a charm, and the eye is “immunoprivileged,” meaning immune cells

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NICE: Draft guideline on Macular degeneration

13 July 2017
Source: NICE

This draft guideline and its supporting evidence are now out for consultation. VISION 2020 UK is looking to submit comments on the draft guideline; it is a valuable opportunity to ensure that the guideline considers issues important to our members please do send any comments to m.broom@VISION2020UK.org.uk. The consultation page has all the information and documents.  We would very much appreciate

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