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Better Understanding how Cell Therapy can Clear a Scarred Cornea

Researchers here make some progress in understanding how stem cell therapies can reduce scarring in a damaged cornea. While focused on injuries rather than age-related damage, this should hopefully still speed progress towards better therapies for a range of conditions that cause blindness through opaque corneal scarring. That the mechanism is keyed to inflammation may also explain why some other approaches known to reduce levels of inflammation, such as those involving mitochondrially targeted antioxidants, are effective.
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