Adult stem cells treat blindness
In a stunning medical breakthrough, six patients who thought their eyesight had been irretrievably lost had their eyesight restored through groundbreaking treatments at the Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, England, using adult stem cells. According to the Stem Cell Research Report, surgeons transplanted cells into 10 patients in late 2005. As of June 2008, six of those patients had recovered from their blindness to the point where they were able to read significant portions of an eye chart. This new advancement once again underscores the value and promise in stem cell research using adult stem cells, instead of research using embryonic stem cells that require the killing of human embryos.