Regenerative Medicine

Symposium on Ocular Regeneration

Investigators Share Research and Potential Applications for Eye Diseases at Ocular Regeneration Symposium

November 3, 2016

The second Biennial International Symposium on Ocular Regeneration brought together leaders in the fields of ophthalmology, genetics, stem cell biology, neuroregeneration, and neuroremodeling who aim to accelerate cures for blinding diseases. The event, held October 20, 2016 in Boston, MA, drew nearly 200 researchers, clinicians, trainees, and industry representatives from around the world.

New Grant for Retinal Tissue Engineering Awarded by the Bertarelli Program in Translational Neuroscience and Neuroengineering

New Grant for Retinal Tissue Engineering Awarded by the Bertarelli Program in Translational Neuroscience and Neuroengineering

October 24, 2014

OCTOBER 24, 2014 (Boston, MA): The Bertarelli Program in Translational Neuroscience and Neuroengineering a collaborative program between Harvard Medical School and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, has announced a new set of grants worth $3.6 million for five research projects. This is a further strengthening of the partnership between Harvard and Swiss scientists begun in 2010.

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

July 2, 2014

Limbal stem cells -- identified with a new marker -- could reverse a leading cause of blindness

BOSTON (July 2, 2014) -- 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 Healthcare System, provides promise to burn victims,… Read more about Researchers Regrow Human Corneas: First Known Tissue Grown from a Human Stem Cell