If you have friends or family who struggle with vision issues, there is reason to be hopeful. Medical researchers may be close to a huge breakthrough, using stem cell technology to stabilize and perhaps improve vision in patients who are legally blind or vision-impaired. I know folks who are affected, so I've been following this story for awhile, and am hoping that we get definitive news from trial injections that were done in California this summer. The field of regenerative medicine strikes me as a fundamentally sound approach, rather than bombarding ourselves with toxic pharma products that mainly treat the symptoms. With health care costs getting out of control, perhaps stem cells offer a way for us to deal with health issues and the huge financial challenges associated with treatment of various ailments. The Chinese are very interested in stem cell therapy, and are already taking big steps in that direction.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.
You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.
Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?
Recommended by Eagleye
- As reported in the Huffington Post today, President Obama is saying some mighty strange things about Sen. Elizabeth Warren: "I love Elizabeth. We're allies on a whole host of ...785 comments 336 Recs
- In just a few weeks NASA's New Horizons will begin turning what has been up to now little more than a tiny dot of light into a living, vibrant world equipped with multiple, whirling moons. It will ...106 comments 141 Recs
- Lost in the endless ranting by Glenn Beck and lesser Tea Party fanatics about “tyranny” and “protecting the Constitution” is this bit of history: Wingnut hero Oliver North was credibly ...15 comments 23 Recs
- There has been a lot of rhetoric around fiscal talks in Washington that "everything is on the table," but as far as the media coverage of these talks is concerned, that hasn't even been remotely ...273 comments 432 Recs
- Jazz legend Dave Brubeck passed away this morning. There have already been a few diaries but Dave had an impact on me that few people have had. As a musician myself, he was a musical hero, of ...70 comments 127 Recs
- Economics is so fundamentally disconnected from the real world it is destructive. If you take an introductory course in economics, the professor, in the first lecture, will show a slide of the ...75 comments 169 Recs
- This Politico article is awesome. In it we got donors bitching they were lied to. Their money stolen. Essentially they're saying they were victims of consumer fraud. Their donations taken from them ...445 comments 619 Recs
- Martin Baumgold In the wake of 9/11, on Saturday, September 22, 2001, eleven years ago today, my friend Martin Baumgold decided to stand at the Seventh Street Park in Hudson, New York to ...9 comments 33 Recs
- With a big assist from the corporate media, the government has done a good job pushing its anti-Wikileaks propaganda, to the point where many progressives are parroting it. Time to set the record ...603 comments 523 Recs
- Last weekend was the third annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival. Good music, and a good time was had by all.12 comments 13 Recs
- No current results.
- No current results.