Mending broken hearts and burnt eyes, and much more
- Stem cells are saving lives today—through bone marrow and cord blood transplants
- There are trials making new skin, restoring sight, treating diabetes, repairing the brain
- But we’ll also hear of the dangers of risky treatments, snake oil merchants, and new Australian and US regulations.
More than 2,500 stem cell scientists from 50 countries are in Melbourne this week for the massive International Society for Stem Cell Research 2018 Annual Meeting. It’s taking place from 20-23 June at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Here are some highlights and we’ll have daily alerts for you with more people and ideas through the week.
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Developing a stem cell product to cure blindness from burning—Michele De Luca and Graziella Pellegrini, Italy
Italian innovators Graziella Pellegrini and Michele De Luca have seen their work lead to patients regaining eyesight after 20 years of blindness. And it’s led to the world’s first non-blood-related commercial stem cell therapy.