4 Feb 2015

Eye Research - Associate Professor David Ackerley

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:09 pm on 4 February 2015

Work is well under way in a project to grow part of a human eye. The aim is to produce a retina. This could be used to help prevent degenerative blindness, one of the most common forms of vision loss. The scientific breakthrough was made in the United States, but important work is being carried out right here. David Ackerley is an associate professor and biotechnology programme director at Victoria University, and he works with the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre.

Get the RNZ app

for easy access to all your favourite programmes

Subscribe to Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Podcast (MP3) Oggcast (Vorbis)