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Study Identifies a Signaling Cascade Behind Retina Regeneration in Zebrafish

December 9, 2022

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Eye
Presented by Health Lab

Macular Degeneration and other eye diseases leading to blindness are accompanied by the death of neurons in the retina that leads to blindness. Regenerative stem cells have yet to be found in humans but have been found in zebrafish. Experts at U-M Medical School are investigating how cells called Muller glial cells, responsible for regenerating a damaged zebrafish retina, acquire stem cell properties with the hope of eventually developing techniques to encourage human retinas to regenerate.

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