Oxford student creates first synthetic retina
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A synthetic, soft tissue retina developed by an Oxford University Student could offer fresh hope to visually impaired people. Until now, all artificial retinal research has used only rigid, hard materials. The new research is the first to successfully use biological, synthetic tissues, developed in a laboratory environment.

The study could revolutionise the bionic implant industry and the development of new, less invasive technologies that more closely resemble human body tissues, helping to treat degenerative eye conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa.

http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/800696/synthetic-retina-invented-oxford-student-hope-for-visually-impaired
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"I have always been fascinated by the human body. I want to prove that current technology can be used to replicate the function of human tissues, without having to actually use living cells." - Vanessa Restrepo-Schild, a PhD student and researcher at the Oxford University, Department of Chemistry
May 7, 2017Like