Stem cells: a cure for blindness?

  • 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm on Wednesday 27 March 2013
  • at National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Rachael Pearson EISF

Public lecture by Dr Rachael Pearson

Event details

Dr Rachael Pearson is a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University College London Institute of Ophthalmology.

Retinal degeneration is a leading cause of blindness in the western world. Drug treatments currently available only serve to slow the disease’s progress and are not always successful. Dr Rachael Pearson has helped develop a novel therapeutic approach to restoring vision, by replacing the cells lost through degeneration with functioning, light-sensitive cells. Professor Mandy MacLean joined her to discuss how this research could revolutionise treatment of visual impairment in the future.

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