A team of international researchers has transferred eye tissue from newborn to adult mice. It lets the blind adults detect light.

Blind mice regained some ability to see after getting transplants of cells taken from the eyes of other mice, strengthening the prospect that it may some day be possible to restore vision in some people who have lost most or all of their eyesight, scientists reported.

Researchers in London and Michigan who did the work said that the new study showed for the first time that light-detecting retina cells — which in this case were taken from other animals but which scientists have begun to grow from human embryonic stem cells — can orient themselves properly after being injected into a blind eye, connect to other nerve cells and communicate appropriately with visual centers in the brain.

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