Friday, August 22, 2008

Blind Children Now See...

You'll have to forgive us for falling behind on our Adult Stem-Cell coverage. But that's because so much is happening in the field it would be a full time job. That's why we thank heaven for Mr. Don Margolis.

From the Don Margolis website today:

"There seems to be a never ending supply of stories coming out about children who can’t see due to Optic Nerve Hypoplasia and then off they go to China where they receive repair stem cell treatment . Optic Nerve Hypoplasia is when the optic nerve doesn’t form correctly leaving a child blind. Until repair (adult) stem cell therapy came along, these blind children had no hope to ever see, there was no cure for this disorder."

Mr. Margolis also has the "Repair Stem Cell Institute" website. A sub-page on the site called "Stem-Cells 101" explains the difference between embryonic and Repair (adult) stem-cells, and why adult stem-cells work and embryonic stem-cells don't and probably can't.

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