Japanese Researchers to Study Stem Cell Treatment for Macular Degeneration
Japanese ophthalmologist Masayo Takahashi, MD, will be conducting a clinical study on the use of pluripotent stem cells to halt the progression of age-related macular degeneration, according to Life News report.
Dr. Takahashi’s trial will use sheets of retinal pigment epithelium cells, derived from induced pluripotent stem cells. Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan, are currently seeking patients to participate in the study.
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