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2nd Aniridia webcast webinar: Eyes open on stem cells dynamics, signature and niche by R. Shalom Feuerstein and D. Aberdam

Limbal stem cells, are a type of stem cells located in a protected area or “niche” of the border between the cornea and the sclera (the white of the eye). These cells have special characteristics that make them essential for the maintenance of the corneal transparency and therefore for optimal vision. Limbal stem cells (often abbreviated as LSCs) have high proliferative potential as well as the ability to regenerate the corneal epithelium following any damage caused by eyelids, tears or trauma. Also, these cells prevent the white tissue from migrating on to the surface of the cornea.

In this webinar presented by Ruby Shalom-Feuerstein and Daniel Aberdam, we will learn a little more about the characteristics, behavior, and specific needs of limbal stem cells, as well as of the importance of these cells in the maintenance of the eye tissues and ultimately in vision.

Do not miss out on this opportunity to find out a little more about eye stem cells and explore new research discoveries in the path for treating blindness.

Wednesday 26th May 2021 at 18:00 CEST, live streamed in Aniridia Europe’s YouTube Channel

Save the date for this meeting with science and aniridia!

* Recommended audience: professionals working in the field.

“File:The human limbus..jpg” by Secker, G.A., and Daniels, J.T., Limbal epithelial stem cells of the cornea (June 30, 2009), StemBook, ed. The Stem Cell Research Community, StemBook, doi/10.3824/stembook.1.48.1, is licensed under CC BY 3.0
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