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Repair damaged eyes with stem cell discs

Engineers at the University of Sheffield have developed a new technique to graft a biodegradable disc loaded with stem cells onto damaged eyes.

Using a combination of techniques known as microstereolithography and electrospinning, the researchers made a disc of biodegradable material that can be fixed over the cornea. The disc is loaded with stem cells that multiply, allowing the body to heal the eye naturally.

Full story at Futurity.

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