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Stem cells from wisdom teeth can be transformed into corneal cells

Stem cells from wisdom teeth can be transformed into corneal cells February 24, 2015 source: UPMC Stem cells from the dental pulp of wisdom teeth can be coaxed to turn into cells of the eye’s cornea and could one day be used to repair corneal scarring due to infection or injury, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings, published online in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, indicate they also could become a new source of corneal transplant tissue made from the patient’s own cells.

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