September 18, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

eye stem cells

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Sergei Filin, the ballet master of the famed Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, was the victim of a nasty acid attack to the face and eyes. As the case remains under investigation, Filin was reportedly treated with a high-risk, unproven stem cell treatment to the eyes using umbilical cord stem cells. Allogeneic stem cell treatments are not proven to aid eye damage of this kind and can be rejected by the body’s immune system. A theater spokesperson said: “A transplant of special tissues extracted from …Read More