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Researchers Regrow Human Corneas: First Known Tissue Grown from a Human Stem Cell

Limbal stem cells — identified with a new marker — could reverse a leading cause of blindness
Boston researchers have identified a way to enhance regrowth of human corneal tissue to restore vision, using a molecule known as ABCB5 that acts as a marker for hard-to-find limbal stem cells. This work, a collaboration between the Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Schepens Eye Research Institute (Mass. Eye and Ear), Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the VA Boston

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