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Stem Cells
Restoring Vision with Stem Cells

Dr. David Gamm is a pediatric ophthalmologist investigating how stem cells can be used as a potential treatment for retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Dr. Gamm’s research is supported…

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Stem Cells
Exploring the Possibilities of Stem Cell Therapy

With so many exciting possibilities in stem cell and gene therapy on the horizon, how does Fighting Blindness Canada choose which projects to fund? The answer is simple: we fund the best,…

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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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Trusting Stem Cell Therapies

Recently, an article published by the Washington Post discussed the growing number of stem cell clinics in the United States offering “cures” for conditions like age-related macular degeneration, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s…

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New Gene Therapy Clinical Trial in Canada for Blinding Eye Disease

One of our core goals at Fighting Blindness Canada is to accelerate the development of new sight-saving treatments. Lately, we have been writing a lot about the exciting progress in gene therapy,…

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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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