Bone marrow-derived stem cells show potential for treating retinal diseases

November 15, 2002

La Jolla, CA-Results from murine studies indicate that a population of adult bone marrow-derived hematopoietic stem cells injected intravitreally will selectively target activated astrocytes, become incorporated into blood vessels, and promote or inhibit retinal angiogenesis, reported Martin Friedlander, MD, PhD.