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    Blind Mice Given Vision Lead Wave of Regenerative Medicine Tools

    Blind Mice Given Vision Lead Wave of Regenerative Medicine Tools
    By Elizabeth Lopatto - Apr 18, 2012 10:00 AM PT


    Mice got new vision and revived heart muscles and monkeys were able to flex muscles in paralyzed hands in research reported today that has extended the boundaries of regenerative medicine beyond the test tube.

    In one study, night-blind mice implanted with precursor eye cells saw well enough afterwards to swim to a platform in dim light underwater. In another, heart cells in mice that had undergone heart attacks were converted to organ-pumping muscle. In a third, monkeys with arms that were paralyzed with nerve blocks were hooked to a computer that relayed signals from the brain to their hands, enabling them to grasp and move balls.

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    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-0...ine-tools.html

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    This is all very good read . No more stories a bout Animals i do wonder how long this would take to come to trials . Very quick if it shows any improvement that would get the Heart going i think the FDA would rush the trials through a lot quicker
    AS I SIT HERE IN MY CHAIR . I LOOK OUT UPON THE GROUND .I WONDER WILL I EVER GET UP AND WALK A ROUND ??


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