Indian Scientists Treat 160 Eye Patients Using Adult Stem Cells
The procedure pioneered by Indian researchers involves the removal of adult stem cells from the limbic region of the patientís own eyes. These stem cells are then used to reconstruct damage regions, including the retina and the cornea.
Dr Balasubramaniamís announcement was not the only news on adult stem cell technology in India. Speaking at the same conference, Dr Aloke Srivastava of the Christian Medical College, Vellore, announced new trials using adult stem cells to repair damaged heart tissue. Meanwhile, Dr Deepika Mohanty, director of Institute of Immuno-Haematology in Mumbai spoke of his work on umbilical cord blood. The experiences of researchers in India echoes those of scientists from around the world; those who work with adult stem cells cure diseases: those who use embryos donít.
Posted January 10, 2005 12:36 AM