Back in 2006, Wayne State University researcher Dr. Zhou-Hua Pan placed a light-sensitive green algae protein into blind mice. He was amazed to find that it restored their vision almost immediately, Yahoo News reports. This year the protein will be tested in human trials to see whether it offers a cure for blindness in humans.
RetroSense Therapeutics has leased the research and recently received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to begin testing the protein on 15 patients by the end of the year.
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