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Dr. Bremner – Finding New Ways to Treat Retinitis Pigmentosa

Scientific Title: A platform to identify new drug targets for retinitis pigmentosa

Lead Investigator: Dr. Rod Bremner
Institution: Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health System
Granted: $300,000 over 2 years

People living with retinitis pigmentosa experience gradual vision loss which is caused by the death of light sensing cells in the retina, called photoreceptors. In this project, Dr. Bremner and his team will use a high throughput technology to identify proteins that are causing the cell to die. They will then test drugs to stop this from happening.

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