September 29, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Peter Coffey

2 min read

We’ve been hearing a lot this week about an important new clinical study for vision loss (macular degeneration) in the UK. This team is using retinal pigmented epithelial cells (RPEs) made from embryonic stem cells (ESC). They are now testing safety. The new work in the UK is Moorfields Eye Hospital is a great addition to the growing list of vision stem cell clinical studies and provides real hope for those dealing with macular degeneration. In their PR on the study, part of the …Read More

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What does the future hold for CIRM? I asked former CIRM Board Chair and Prop 71 leader, Robert Klein, about that and more in the interview below. He also says some particularly exciting clinical trial and other developments in the stem cell field are coming soon. What got you excited for the very first time about stem cells & regenerative medicine? Klein: In 2002, I was talking to the Director of the NIDDK, the source of the NIH funding on Diabetes Research. My son, …Read More