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Cell Apoptosis
Dec 4, 2014

Photoreceptor cells in the eye capture light, making vision possible. In retinal diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and dry age-related macular degeneration, photoreceptors die, causing vision loss. Why do photoreceptors die? This…

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Robert Lanza
Oct 16, 2014

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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Oct 14, 2014

How would you describe what it feels like to see something? We have lots of language to help us with this. We can talk about colours, textures, shadows, scenery, and movement. We…

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Baby's Face
Sep 17, 2014

Babies born with Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), one of the most common causes of vision loss in children, stand to benefit from an exciting discovery made possible, in part, by Fighting Blindness Canada. The…

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May 7, 2014

Clinical trials of valproic acid for the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa began in both the USA and Korea in late 2011. As well, a smaller shorter open-label trial was begun in Japan….

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May 4, 2014

In January, follow-up results from the first six months of the British choroideremia gene therapy trial were published. At the Association for Vision Research and Ophthalmology meeting today, the team led by Dr. Robert…

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