November 30, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

lens epithelial stem/progenitor cells

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A team of researchers from Sun Yat-sen University in China and here in California at my graduate alma mater UCSD has published a remarkable, new report in Nature reporting human lens regeneration in cataracts. This is a truly amazing idea that endogenous stem cells can regrow new lenses. I wonder if we are on a path to someday make entire new eyes via stem cells in future decades. In the Lin, et al. paper entitled, “Lens regeneration using endogenous stem cells with gain of visual function”, the …Read More