Age-related macular degeneration and lupus share a common contributor to inflammation. The findings could help researchers develop new treatments for those conditions, and other conditions associated with inflammation.
Researchers induced non-neural cells that mimic ganglion cells in the eyes of mice, effectively reducing the impact of certain eye diseases. They hope to next replicate their technique in humans in order to help restore vision lost due to eye diseases.
Researchers have developed a new experimental human cell line from retinal pigment epithelial cells, dubbed ABC cells, that can assist with the study of blinding eye diseases, including age-related macular degeneration.