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Stem cell therapy shows positive results in improving sight

  • Stem cell therapy has been able to improve the sight of patients suffering from an eye disease, without any prominent side-effects, researchers say.

    There were concerns earlier that the body’s immune system would reject the cells or the cells could develop into tumors — but a three-year follow-up of patients suffering from macular degeneration revealed that the treatment appears to be safe, according to media reports .

    Diseases caused by macular degeneration are among the major causes of blindness in the west.

     

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