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Andras Nagy in Laboratory
Jun 19, 2015

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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Rod Photoreceptors
May 25, 2015

Many of the Foundation’s sight-saving research projects are focused on photoreceptors. This is because photoreceptors are critically important for vision – they are needed to sense light. Many blinding eye diseases involve…

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Lab Mouse
May 25, 2015

Curing blindness in mice is pretty exciting, but it’s not enough for Dr. Brian Ballios. Although Dr. Ballios is pretty ecstatic about his recent discovery, which partially restored vision to blind mice,…

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Hacibekiroglu
May 20, 2015

July is a month of new beginnings. At Fighting Blindness Canada, July 1st marks the start of a new research year. While our nation was celebrating Canada Day, we were also celebrating the…

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Ruanne Lai
Apr 20, 2015

Although winning a research award can help motivate scientists, Ruanne Lai doesn’t need extra motivation. For Ruanne, science is a “way of life” rather than simply a job. Ruanne’s recent win, however,…

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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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