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Blindness strikes three women after iffy stem-cell treatments

Two of the women were able to see well enough to drive before the damaging procedure

Stem cells have been shown to do everything from regrowing skull bones to healing damaged lung tissue to repairing burned skin to fighting brain tumors and much more. They've even been used to restore vision in rabbits. But when three adult women tried an unproven Stem-cell treatment at a clinic in Florida to combat vision loss from macular degeneration, they all went blind. A paper detailing the procedure and its tragic results was published today in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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Category: Biology

Tags:
  • Stem Cells
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Stanford University
  • Blindness
  • Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPS)
  • Miami
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