[Nfbmo] FW: An artificial retina with the capacity to restorenormal vision

Gene Coulter 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 
restorenormal vision

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 
have a
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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