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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.

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.

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.

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.

2011-05-18 14:21:34

Slowing down the aggregation or “clumping” of vitamin A in the eye may help prevent vision loss caused by macular degeneration.

2010-08-05 13:56:27

Neurobiologists funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) have discovered a potential cure for degenerative vision diseases leading to terminal blindness.

2010-07-22 01:49:05

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) believe they may have found a new treatment for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a severe neurodegenerative disease of the retina that ultimately results in blindness.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.