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Stem Cells are Cooool

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How cool is this!

A new procedure to help people with damaged corneas is showing promise in three patients so far. A team from the University of New South Wales in Sydney takes stem cells from the patient’s good eye and cultures them in a contact lens. When the cells have multiplied, they place the lens over the patient’s affected eye and leave it for around three weeks. During that time, the cells begin to grow into the damaged cornea and help regenerate it. In effect, it’s a stem cell transplant from one eye to the other.

I wonder how many other cool uses they will find for these things.  Check out HowStuffWorks: What are stem cells and what are they used for. Thank-you Obama!


Written by jk

May 28, 2009 at 8:42 pm

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