02 Aug #133 – Dr Riccardo Storchi – Curing Blindness
This weeks episode is with scientist Dr Riccardo Storchi. Ricardo does his research out of the University of Manchester in England. He is working toward curing blindness in humans. Not only do they look into curing blindness but instead vision as a whole. Although he’s still conducting his research with his team on how to cure blindness permanently.
Riccardo explains that his main research is done on the neurons of the outer layer of the retina. He explained that if these neurons are damaged we start to lose sight. Essentially the die-off. However, his team and he have found a virus they can use to regenerate these dead cells or neurons. Meaning they can bring back sight through the use of an injection. Moreover, they haven’t tested their findings on humans yet.
Although these studies are just on animal products at the moment. Nevertheless, Riccardo is confident that within 2 years there will be a cure for those who are blind. These do not include those who are born visually impaired/blind!
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