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Scientists Use Drug To Repair Rare Birth Defect
2013-12-22 17:37:52

University of British Columbia Success in mouse model is first instance of drug reversing a congenital deformity University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health scientists have developed a potential cure for a rare eye disease, showing for the first time that a drug can repair a birth defect. They formulated the drug Ataluren into eye drops, and found that it consistently restored normal vision in mice who had aniridia (ANN-uh-ridee- uh), a condition that severely limits...

2010-08-04 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Fight for Sight, an organization that has supported eye and vision research since 1946 by providing funds to promising scientists early in their careers, today announced its 64th annual selection of grantees for outstanding eye research projects. This year, 35 grants valued at $288,300 have been awarded to researchers in three categories: seven Post-Doctoral Awards, five Grants-in-Aid, and 23 Summer Student Fellowships. This year's grants fund research on...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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