Enable U.S. scientists to improve the sight of two people who were semi-blind and that injecting stem cells from embryos, in their eyes.
The two women managed to View Besrehma improvement within a few weeks of the pilot exercise. The progress of this great hope for the future treatment of what is known as macular deterioration associated with aging - the deterioration of central vision due to retinal cell death - which currently affects about 50 thousand people in Britain.
These results provide an important impetus in the field of stem cell research. Which made Mr. Daniel Bresson, of the Center for Northwest to embryonic stem cells in Manchester, describes the progress that historic moment in the embryonic stem cell therapies.
This is the first scientific report shows that the cells derived from human embryonic stem cells can be implanted safely in patients without reference to complications.
It is noteworthy that a British man became the first European to address the embryonic stem cells in the Moorfields Eye Hospital in London who is also in trials for the two women.
The First Lady, which in the seventies, suffers from dry macular deterioration, which is the main cause of blindness in the West. Thanks to the process and was able to read 21 characters in the table of an optical component test of 28 characters.
And the second woman - in the fifties - was suffering from what is Stargard disease, most common forms of macular deterioration in younger patients. And moved after the operation than just the ability to detect movements of the hands to be able to see the movements of the fingers and better. Both received a stem cell treatment last July.
It is noteworthy that the accompanying study performed on 24 patients designed to test the safety and with this technique, which could change the lives of many people achieve their dreams to restore some sight.
Supporters argue stem cell research, human embryonic that this experience gives great hope for the treatment of a range of conditions including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease and paralysis.
Opponents Vhjtahm that the use of embryonic stem cells, which can develop into any cell type, requires the destruction of human embryos and that this is a violation of the sanctity of life.
Source: The Daily Telegraph