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FDA Rules Against For-Profit Stem Cell Company

Quick on the heels of last week’s Washington Post article discussing the dangers of stem cell therapy, a U.S. federal judge ruled in favour of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in…

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Podcast: Dr. Mary Sunderland in Conversation with Danielle McLaughlin

Dr. Mary Sunderland, Director of Research and Education at Fighting Blindness Canada, recently sat down with civil liberties advocate Danielle McLaughlin on the Kelly & Company Podcast to discuss the dangers of…

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From Bench to Bedside and Back Again: ARVO Comes to Canada

The phrase “from the bench to the bedside” is often used to describe the path to new medical treatments, beginning with a discovery at the laboratory “bench” and finishing when patients can…

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From Foundation to Fighter

A Message from the President and CEO For 45 years, the Foundation Fighting Blindness has raised and directed critical funding into sight-saving research for blinding eye diseases. From our earliest days as…

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“Gene Therapy Has Arrived!”

Canada’s first ocular gene therapy clinical trial was led by Dr. Ian MacDonald. The FBC was proud to be one of the funders who made this trial possible – as Dr. MacDonald…

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Listen to Dr. Chad Andrews on CAT’s Assistive Technologies Podcast, Banter

Our Senior Manager of Research and Education, Dr. Chad Andrews, recently appeared on Banter, a podcast run by Canadian Assistive Technologies. Beginning at 26:30, he discusses the state of FBC-funded stem cell…

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Apr 25, 2019

A Message from the President and CEO For 45 years, the Foundation Fighting Blindness has raised and directed critical funding into sight-saving research for blinding eye diseases. From our earliest days as…

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Dr. Mike Sapieha holding microphone
Jul 9, 2019

FBC-funded scientist Dr. Mike Sapieha is an associate professor at the University of Montreal. This year, he was the recipient of ARVO’s prestigious Cogan Award, which recognizes an outstanding researcher under the…

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Jul 9, 2019

This is a guest post written by Ramya Amuthan, who attended FBC’s Young Leader Summit in Vancouver. To learn more about the Young Leaders Program and upcoming Summits in Toronto and Halifax,…

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Jul 9, 2019

Each year, Cycle for Sight brings together members of the Fighting Blindness Canada community for the perfect one-day ride. From its roots as a “ride-along” part of Ride for Sight, Cycle for…

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