jCyte Blog

General topics and announcements about jCyte and Retinitis Pigmentosa.


Working Towards an RP Treatment

Recently, the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at UC Irvine profiled jCyte co-founder Jing Yang, MD, PhD and retinitis pigmentosa trial participant Elaine Cain. The article highlights Dr. […]


Light at the End of the Tunnel

Dr. Henry Klassen has spent decades working on a therapy for retinitis pigmentosa. In this recent Tedx presentation, Dr. Klassen recounts some of the ups […]


Klassen Honored as Top Ophthalmologist

The Ophthalmologist has honored Dr. Henry Klassen as one of the 100 most influential people in ophthalmology. The second annual Ophthalmologist Power List notes Dr. Klassen’s longstanding efforts to […]


Stem Cells used to Regrow Corneal Tissue

In two separate studies, researchers have used human cells reprogrammed to become stem cells to generate transplantable cornea tissue. The first study used the stem cell-generated tissue to repair corneas […]


jCyte Top Stem Cell Story for 2015

The Stem Cellar, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine’s (CIRM’s) official blog, recently posted its top 10 stories from 2015. Not surprisingly, a story about jCyte ranked first. The story, CIRM-Funded UC-Irvine […]