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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Last year was full of remarkable developments in vision science. Important discoveries in stem cell biology filled in key knowledge gaps, while advancements in gene therapy moved optogenetics from the realm of…Read More
“Discover Your Path” was the theme of FBC’s Vision Quest educational events in 2016. We visited four Canadian cities, hosted seven different events, and got to meet more than 750 attendees, clinicians,…Read More
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