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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.

2011-09-12 05:16:55

According to Junior Blind of America), an estimated 47,000 people become blind each year; that means one person goes blind every 11 minutes.

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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2011-06-17 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.

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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.

2011-06-16 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.

2011-05-16 19:20:20

Scientists from Schepens Eye Research Institute are the first to regenerate large areas of damaged retinas and improve visual function using IPS cells (induced pluripotent stem cells) derived from skin.

2011-05-12 07:47:00

BOSTON, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from Schepens Eye Research Institute are the first to regenerate large areas of damaged retinas and improve visual function using IPS cells (induced pluripotent stem cells) derived from skin.

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.


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