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  • Bone marrow may restore cells lost in vision diseases

    06/10/2006 3:49:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies · 378+ views
    Eurek Alert ^ | 06.08.06 | John D. Pastor
    UF finding could lead to approaches to treat macular degeneration GAINESVILLE, Fla. - University of Florida scientists conducting experiments with mice have found evidence that the body naturally replenishes small amounts of cells in the eye essential for healthy vision. The finding may shatter the belief that a cell layer vital for eyesight called the retinal pigment epithelium, or RPE, is a nonrenewable resource, say researchers writing in a recent issue of Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. RPE plays a vital role in our visual health by forming the outer barrier of the retina and supporting the function of cells...