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Latest Retinitis pigmentosa Stories

2011-11-02 13:37:28

Researchers at Ohio State University Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital have developed a viral vector designed to deliver a gene into the eyes of people born with an inherited, progressive form of blindness that affects mainly males.

Gene Therapy May Improve Some Forms Of Blindness
2011-10-28 09:45:12

A UK man is being treated for the progressive genetic disorder, choroideraemia, in an attempt to reverse his blindness.

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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