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Spotlight on Stem Cells
Spotlight on Stem Cells: Will They Work For You?

Over the past few days, there has been much excitement about the latest clinical trial involving stem cells. With headlines boasting a new “stem cell treatment to cure vision loss,” of course…

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Zebrafish
Fish Eyes May Solve The Mystery

Tiny zebrafish could reveal the key to effective cell transplantation. The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is a thin layer of cells that covers the back of the retina and is crucial for…

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Tania Bubela
Are Clinical Trials Safe for Children?

Does your child have an inherited eye disease? If you had the chance, would you enrol her or him in a clinical trial that was testing a new gene therapy or stem…

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Robert Gendron
Three-year FBC Grant Ends With New Discovery

Turning research into treatments takes a long time. Some studies have estimated that approximately 14% of new discoveries make it into the clinic, and that this journey from the laboratory into the…

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Research
Investing In The Best: Our 2015 Operating Grant Winners

We only invest in the best research. But how do we choose? How do we predict which research project is the most promising hope for the future? The answer is peer review—a tried…

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Andras Nagy in Laboratory
Combining Stem Cells & Gene Therapy for a ‘Smart’ Sight-Saving Treatment

Dr. Andras Nagy is world-renowned for discovering a method to create stem cells from other cells of the body, a breakthrough which overcame a major hurdle in regenerative medicine. He is also…

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