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Help Canadians Benefit from Stem-Cell Therapies – Sign the Petition

Since 2001, our friends at the Stem Cell Network (SCN) have been transforming stem cell research, bringing it closer to the clinic and marketplace. As the only national network of regenerative medicine…

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Announcing the FBC’s Vision Care Pathways

Along with the brain, the eye is one of the human body’s most intricate components, an elaborate collection of parts working in tandem to do one thing: gather external light and focus…

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Could Artificial Intelligence Revolutionize the Treatment of Eye Diseases?

Artificial intelligence is in the news more frequently than ever, but it’s not typically associated with vision research. That may not be the case for long: incredible progress is being made in…

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World’s First Experimental Therapy Involving Reprogrammed Donor Stem Cells Aims to Treat Macular Degeneration

Stem cells are frequently in the news. At Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) we love reading about stem cell discoveries, but high-frequency reporting can make it challenging to identify truly significant breakthroughs, such…

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Dr. Philippe Monnier
Halting Cell Death to Save Vision

It is a fundamental principle in biology: eventually, everything dies. Dr. Philippe Monnier is no stranger to the principle. He confronts it within his lab on a regular basis. But while he…

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Dr. Gilbert Bernier
The Biology of Treating Blindness with Stem Cells

Dr. Gilbert Bernier has a plan to cure blindness. His plan involves coaxing stem cells to become sheets of precious cone photoreceptors—the eye’s light-sensitive cells—and then transplanting them into blind eyes to…

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