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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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Restoring Vision with Stem Cells

Fighting Blindness Canada-funded researchers have succeeded in producing large amounts of human photoreceptors from stem cells. New findings by Dr. Gilbert Bernier from the University of Montreal fuel our hope in the potential of stem cells to…

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Regenerative Medicine Milestone: Stem Cell Clinical Trial Announces Positive Results

Advanced Cell Technology (ACT), an early leader in the field of regenerative medicine, recently published data in The Lancet that shows positive results from its ongoing stem cell transplantation trial. The clinical trial uses…

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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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Sep 9, 2019

This year, participants in Cycle for Sight events across the country set off on exciting routes through farmland, fields, and country lanes. As with any adventure, our cyclists occasionally came across the…

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Sep 5, 2019

Alongside our partners at the Canadian Retina Society, the Canadian Council of the Blind, and Novartis, we’re raising awareness about the signs and symptoms of age-related macular degeneration. Check out our PSA,…

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Laboratory Researchers
Sep 5, 2019

This month, the Inherited Retinal Dystrophies Consortium Operating for the Under-Represented for Novel Therapies and Services (IRD COUNTS) released a landmark study highlighting the personal costs of living with an inherited retinal…

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