Published in Biotech Business Week, October 20th, 2008
Using mouse models they demonstrate that everyday wear and tear on the cornea is repaired from stem cells residing in the corneal epithelium, and that more serious repair jobs require the involvement of other stem cells that migrate from the limbus, a region between the cornea and the conjunctiva, the white part of the eye.
The integrity of the cornea, the transparent outer layer of the eye, is critical for vision. Millions of people around the world suffer from...
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