Skip to comments.Stem Cells Cultured On Contact Lens Restore Sight In Patients With Blinding Corneal Disease
Posted on 06/06/2009 3:51:53 AM PDT by Post5203
In a world-first breakthrough, University of New South Wales (UNSW) medical researchers have used stem cells cultured on a simple contact lens to restore sight to sufferers of blinding corneal disease.
Sight was significantly improved within weeks of the procedure, which is simple, inexpensive and requires a minimal hospital stay. The research team from UNSWs School of Medical Sciences harvested stem cells from patients own eyes to rehabilitate the damaged cornea. The stem cells were cultured on a common therapeutic contact lens which was then placed onto the damaged cornea for 10 days, during which the cells were able to re-colonise the damaged eye surface.
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Ayup, here as in virtually all cases of effectual treatments, the stem cells came from the patient, not an embryo.
I think this is great. I am glad to see so many advancements that have come from Stem Cells. It is a wonderful gift of sight for those who have lost their vision. Embrionic Stem Cells may not be neeeded after all which is a good thing.
Praise God for His creativity in someone’s mind.
Praise God indeed. Amazing.
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“virtually all cases of effectual treatments”
all cases. absolutely all cases.
But..but..but we MUST figure out a way to do this that requires us to kill as many embryos as possible!
Yep. If it had been fetal stem cells, it would have been HUGE news.
True, but the research to develop effective treatments often begins with embryonic cells. Since there is a HUGE supply of ethical stem cells just waiting to be harvested (umbilical cords) I can’t fathom why some find it necessay to use aborted embryos.
Had it been fetal cells, rejection would be a major issue. There’s no way this would work without sourcing the tissue from the patient.
The Designer should get the credit.
Anyone who can look at the complexity of life and NOT see the Designer's Hand is truly BLIND.
And stem cells wont help him.
It doesn't really matter. Cases like these will still be used to justify "embyonic" stem cell research.
From what I've seen so far, though, most successful treatments use specific, targeted stem cells from the patient.
We know that, but the left believes that if it doesn't kill a baby, it's not worth doing.
This is fantastic news!!!!
All knowledge flows from God above. It is what we choose to do with such knowledge that determines the kind of people we are.
That is great news! Thank you for posting.
They were never needed. Besides that they are not controllable.
22: And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him. 23: And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought. 24: And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. 25: After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly. 26: And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town. (Mark 8:22-26)The wisdom of God is foolishness to man.
An inconvenient truth that that the supporters of embryonic-stem cell research (that is, those who want to industrialize abortion for disgusting profits) is that embryonic stem cells are far more like to mutate into cancer cells than adult stem cells.
This, in and by itself, should be reason enough to cease using embryonic stem cells (aside from the horrific moral issue).
Besides,ones' own tissue will not be rejected by the immune system.
cc wrote: “If it had been fetal stem cells, it would have been HUGE news.”
The main product of fetal stem cells seems to be medical disasters.
If they didn't have to kill anyone to harvest the stem cells, this won't get much coverage. It's just like all the other advances in stem cell research. It always come from some innocuous source. If you want to see the media swarm all over a story, find a case of embryonic stem cells providing treatment. That would be news.
THIS IS SO FREAKIN’ AWESOME!!!!!!!!! I love hearing stories like this, I love it!!! Praise God for all of this, finding the cure for our problems within ourselves, through him!!!
virtually all cases of effectual treatments
all cases. absolutely all cases.
Embryonic stem cells are good for making cancer and death, so don’t write them off for our liberal friends quite yet.
(I wish anything in my sentence above WAS a joke)
God created all of us and gave us Reason to find cures that wouldn’t include the cannibalizing of his newly created beloved human being.
Killing babies just wastes money and kills babies.
Embryonic Stem cell is such a fa38ilure!!!
Those liberals have to find more ways to kill babies...
adult stem cells from the patient, od course
adult stem cells have been very useful
Using someone else's stem cells when your own are available brings to mind using Saab auto parts to fix your Chevy. Sure they may be similar and may even work to a degree, but why would you do that?
I told a pro-embryonic person who accused me of being anti stem cell that it was my hope in my life time to participate in the build of an umbilical cord storage facility in a place such as Haiti or Africa because the use of those STEM CELLS would be considered so routine in use, it would be inhumane not to have these in poor areas.