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2012-12-04 15:00:32

Biologists at Mainz University achieve repair and read-through of stop mutations responsible for the disease After years of basic research, scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) are increasingly able to understand the mechanisms underlying the human Usher syndrome and are coming ever closer to finding a successful treatment approach. The scientists in the Usher research group of Professor Dr. Uwe Wolfrum are evaluating two different strategies. These involve either the...

2012-01-23 22:46:02

A new gene therapy method developed by University of Florida researchers has the potential to treat a common form of blindness that strikes both youngsters and adults. The technique works by replacing a malfunctioning gene in the eye with a normal working copy that supplies a protein necessary for light-sensitive cells in the eye to function. The findings are published today (Monday, Jan. 23) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences online. Several complex and costly steps...

2011-06-22 01:00:00

OXFORD, England, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - RetinoStat(R) Progress in Phase I Study in Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration Oxford BioMedica plc ("Oxford BioMedica" or "the Company") (LSE: OXB), a leading gene therapy company, today announces that the first dose level of RetinoStat(R) is safe and well-tolerated at one month following treatment. RetinoStat(R) is a novel gene-based treatment for neovascular "wet" age-related macular degeneration (AMD), designed and...

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2011-06-17 12:40:00

The first two patients with common but incurable diseases of the eye that can lead to blindness have been enrolled early in a two phase groundbreaking clinical trial of therapy that researchers are hoping will heal the damage caused by the conditions. Advanced Cell Technology Inc. (ACT) announced Thursday the enrollment of the patients in the trials for Stargardt's Macular Dystrophy (SMD) and Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration (Dry AMD). The patients were enrolled at the Jules Stein Eye...

2011-06-16 00:00:30

The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a national nonprofit that drives eyesight-saving research, will honor Ophthalmologist and Virginia Eye Institute Founder Anthony D. Sakowski, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S., at the Richmond Dining in the Dark event. The unique luncheon will take place at noon on June 16 at the Richmond Marriott. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) June 15, 2011 The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a national nonprofit that drives eyesight-saving research, will honor Ophthalmologist and Virginia Eye...

2011-06-10 00:00:30

The Foundation Fighting Blindness held its 6th annual Vision Walk which took place at Browns Chapel Park in Reston Virginia on Saturday, May 7th. Owner of McGrath Real Estate, Tim McGrath, supported "ËœJo's Vision Walker's' which is one of the teams of the Northern Virginia chapter headed by Dale and Jo Adams. Herndon, VA (PRWEB) June 09, 2011 McGrath Real Estate has been working in the Northern Virginia Real Estate market since 1976. While working to serve the real estate...


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