UK: Medics lead Europe’s first embryonic stem cell trial

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September 22, 2011
BBC News [UK]    
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"Doctors at Moorfields Eye hospital in London have been given the go-ahead to carry out Europe's first clinical trial using human embryonic stem cells. They will inject retinal cells into the eyes of 12 patients with an incurable disease, Stargardt's macular dystrophy, which causes progressive sight loss. ... The trial will test the safety of using replacement retinal cells known as retinal pigment epithelial cells, derived from human embryonic stem cells." (09/22/11)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15017664  

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