Regenerative Medicine

Michael Young

Michael Young, PhD, established STEM program for local high schoolers

October 5, 2017

The Harvard Ophthalmology Ocular Regenerative Medicine Institute expanded its educational offerings last summer when Michael Young, PhD, developed a STEM program to provide internships and learning opportunities in regenerative ophthalmology to interested students at Revere High School. Through this program, faculty from Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear give lectures on current research at Schepens and Mass. Eye and Ear, and...

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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.

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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...

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