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MIPT and Harvard researchers grow and transplant retinal ganglion cells to treat glaucoma – News-Medical.net

A joint research carried out by MIPT scientists and Harvard researchers have presented retinal cells that can integrate into the retina.

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A joint research carried out by MIPT scientists and Harvard researchers have presented retinal cells that can integrate into the retina. This is the first successful attempt to transplant ganglion cells (retinal neurons that are destroyed by glaucoma) derived from stem cells in a lab setting. Scientists tested the technology in mice and established that the cells successfully integrated and survived for a year. In the future, the researchers plan to create specialized cell banks, which will permit…

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