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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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On The Road to Personalized Therapies for Blindness: New Study Reveals Why Genetic Testing is Vital

Every day, my research is focused on developing an effective treatment for the blinding eye disease retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Recently, we made an alarming discovery: the SAME drug makes some genetic forms of…

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Everything You Need To Know About Clinical Trials

What is a clinical trial? Clinical trials are experiments that test whether a new intervention, such as a drug or surgery, will work in people. The main goal of clinical trials is…

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