Vision of the Future

Duncan, David Ewing
October 2007
Fortune International (Europe);10/29/2007, Vol. 156 Issue 8, p29
The article reports that the Prasad Institute, an eye institute in India has developed a way to grow new corneas from adult stem cells and restore sight to the blind. Developed by eye surgeon Virendar Sangwan and pathologist Geeta Vemuganti, the technique uses stem cells found in the tissues of living adults, not ones derived from embryos.


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