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Lunchtime Seminar: Stem Cells and Retinal Cell Transplantation

Published: 28 September 2012

Rachael Pearson will be talking on stem cells and retinal repair at 12:45pm in LF8 in Southampton General Hospital

Date: 12:45 - 13:45, 28 September 2012

Place: Room LF8, South Academic Block, Southampton General Hospital

Retinal degenerative diseases are a leading cause of blindness in the Western
world. Cell replacement therapy provides an outstanding opportunity to
develop novel therapeutic approaches, which may enable us to replace the
photoreceptors lost during degeneration and restore visual function. We
have recently established a proof-of-principle for stem cell therapy in the
eye, demonstrating that cell transplantation is technically feasible and can
lead to the restoration of some aspects of visual function. The focus of my
research is the development of these findings for the provision of cell-based
mechanisms for retinal repair and regeneration.

Speaker information

Rachael Pearson

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