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2011-10-03 15:24:35

In a paper published in the October 2011 issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine, a team of researchers at Columbia University Medical Center led by Stephen Tsang, MD, Ph.D have achieved temporary functional preservation of photoreceptors in a mouse model for retinitis pigmentosa (RP) using novel bipartite gene therapy.

2011-08-31 20:11:22

A new research report published in The FASEB Journal (https://www.fasebj.org) will help ophthalmologists and scientists better understand a rare genetic disease that causes increased susceptibility to blue light, night blindness, and decreased vision called Enhanced S-Cone Syndrome or Goldman-Favre Syndrome.

2011-06-22 14:32:21

Initially the occurrence of progressive retinal degeneration - progressive retinal atrophy, in man called retinitis pigmentosa - had been identified in Schapendoes dogs.

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2011-06-16 07:59:06

Researchers have used cutting-edge stem cell technology to correct a genetic defect present in a rare blinding disorder, another step on a promising path that may one day lead to therapies to reverse blindness caused by common retinal diseases such as macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa which affect millions of individuals.

2011-06-09 23:25:37

Biologists have uncovered a key regulatory mechanism used for gene expression in the visual system.

2011-05-09 21:48:10

Disorders of the eye are excellent targets for gene therapy because the ocular environment is readily accessible, relatively easy to monitor, and sequestered from the rest of the body.

2010-11-18 16:21:28

Retinitis pigmentosa is an inherited eye disorder characterized by progressive loss of vision that in many instances leads to legal blindness at the end stage.

2010-07-15 04:29:00

TOKYO, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- R-Tech Ueno, Ltd. announced on July 15 the completion of the Phase II clinical study on the ophthalmic solution UF-021 (product name Ocuseva (TM)) under development as a therapeutic drug for retinitis pigmentosa (Note 1).

2010-07-07 15:45:15

It's safe to say that cilia, the hairlike appendages jutting out from the smooth surfaces of most mammalian cells, have long been misunderstood – underestimated, even.


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