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Student develops synthetic retina
Petri dishes and test tubes sit on a laboratory desk. An Oxford University student has developed a synthetic, soft tissue retina that may be able to treat some degenerative conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa.

Up until this breakthrough, all possible replacements were created from rigid materials that did not closely compare to human tissue. Researchers believe this breakthrough may assist not only vision loss,, but that the same material may possibly be used for other areas of the human body.

Read more about this new research in this article

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New Synthetic retina could offer new hope to visually impaired people

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