September 1, 2022 by Rachel Wittel
Battling blinding eye diseases such as macular degeneration, the Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center’s ocular stem cell and regeneration research program is growing human retinas from stem cells to one day be transplanted into humans.
September 1, 2022 by Toni Lapp
The University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology’s ocular stem cell and regeneration research program, CellSight, was awarded the top two prizes in the National Eye Institute’s 3D Retinal Organoid Challenge (NEI 3D ROC). The NEI, part of the National Institutes of Health, launched the three-phase challenge in 2017 to stimulate research using retina organoids. These organoids are similar to human retinas but are grown in a lab from stem cells, enabling researchers to study eye diseases and treatments noninvasively.
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November 12, 2021 by Rachel Wittel
CellSight researchers at the Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center were published for a discovery that could lead to early diagnosis and intervention of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
February 3, 2021 by the University of Colorado School of Medicine
A team led by Maria Natalia Vergara, Ph.D., Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center, University of Colorado was awarded $60,000 for developing an organoid derived from stem cells engineered to fluoresce which allows the organoid to demonstrate the cellular composition more clearly and efficiently. This advancement allows for improved organoid differentiation that can be used to screen and validate drugs more readily.
September 13, 2017 by Eye Research
AEVR’s Decade of Vision 2010-2020 Initiative hosted its Third Annual Emerging Vision Scientists Day on Capitol Hill, which was supported by a grant from Research to Prevent Blindness.
September 4, 2017 by The Company of Biologists
The advent of stem cell-derived retinal organoids has brought forth unprecedented opportunities for developmental and physiological studies, while presenting new therapeutic promise for retinal degenerative diseases.
August 30, 2017 by Kathleen Bohland
Canto-Soler joins Ophthalmology and Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine team to develop cell-based treatments.
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