A team of researchers from John Hopkins University of Medicine have developed miniature human retinal tissue in vitro with the ability to detect light. The scientists, led by Assistant Professor M. Valena Canto-Soler, constructed a 3D model of the retinal tissue containing photoreceptor stem cells that form light sensitive tissue in the back of the eye.
This study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, represents an advance in stem cell differentiation and the first step towards creating functional human retinal tissue that can convert light into images. In time, this research can help in developing new technologies for visual restoration.
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