Medical Independent: The stem cell revolution
News Feature covering stem cell progress at home and abroad
When two Canadian researchers demonstrated the existence of stem cells 50 years ago an excited world hoped it would spark revolutionary therapies and treatments to alleviate or cure a range of illnesses and diseases. Hopes were raised that one day, paralysis could be reversed and custom-made hearts could be generated.
There is still a long way to go before we know if such life-enhancing techniques will ultimately be possible, but many advances have been made in a number of areas, among them in combating blindness to the extent that 2013 is being called 'the year of the eye'.
Read the full article on the Irish Medical Independent website.