[Nfbmo] FW: An artificial retina with the capacity to restorenormal vision
escoulter at centurytel.net
Tue Aug 21 00:27:01 UTC 2012
Yep by the time they get to human trials they will likely consider willing
guinea like me too old if not too far away!
From: DanFlasar at aol.com
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2012 6:55 PM
To: nfbmo at nfbnet.org
Subject: Re: [Nfbmo] FW: An artificial retina with the capacity to
I did a little more research on Dr. Nirenberg and her work in the
artificial retina field. It seems to be legitimate but don't hold your
The most important phrase in the article is "Dr. Nirenberg and her partner
have applied for a patent through Cornell University.
Despite what they say in the article - human trials are many years
away. This is a prime example of the use of science reporting as a way of
pressuring the NIH and the patent office to speed up both funding and
This kind of showboating used to be considered unethical but it's gotten
pretty common now.
I hope this research fulfills it's promise and people who are in
danger of losing their vision - or who have a chance to regain it - will
new, safe and effective option.
Thanks for posting this Gail, I hadn't heard of it before.
In a message dated 8/20/2012 6:21:00 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
gbryant at socket.net writes:
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