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Stem cell therapy restores British man's eyesight



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Russell Turnbull, now 38, lost almost all the sight in his right eye after trying to break up a fight and being sprayed with ammonia 15 years ago. The result for him was what's known as Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency, which caused him great pain, the need for therapeutic treatment, and economic dependency. Good news for Russell is that he can put all that behind him now, after becoming one of the first recipients of a new stem cell grafting procedure, whereby healthy tissue from his left eye was implanted into his right and -- just like a video game medpack -- restored his vision to normal. For the moment, this treatment is limited to patients with at least one healthy eye, but given the pluripotent nature of stem cells, it is hoped that tissue from elsewhere in the body could one day be used to regenerate damaged parts, such as the cornea in this case.


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Pepe Lepew
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stem cell research is amazing.....





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Grabo
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The fact that anybody opposes stem cell research is mind boggling.





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King
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The fact that anybody opposes stem cell research is mind boggling.


Politicians cannot seperate church from state. They let their religious morals come first when voting on these things.






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guttata
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They seem to be able to do it when it comes to abortion.





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King
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They seem to be able to do it when it comes to abortion


Abortions can be done without funding, research and the like. It is something that can be done without any government approval or monetary assistance. The same cannot be said for Stem cell research. Get my point...

ALot easier to keep stem cell research down than abortion. Abortion can be done in a back ally, stem cell research..not so much.

It is much easier to prevent something from getting started than to stop something that has already started.






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ajs008
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The opposition has to do with Aborted Fetus Stem Cell research, which has not been successful. This was done with Adult Stem Cells.





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