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Jan 23, 2013 Science Education
In the not-too-distant future, researchers will be able to turn stem cells into new photoreceptors for people who have lost vision to a retinal disease. But they must also carefully harness their power to ensure positive consequences.
Jan 15, 2013 Science Education
Diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, cone-rod dystrophy and Stargardt disease cause scotomas, or blind spots, which often have devastating effects on central vision. They cause gaps in a person’s visual field, making it difficult to see words in a book, images on a computer monitor or TV and the features of someone’s face.
Jan 10, 2013 Science Education
For developers of treatments for rare diseases — including inherited retinal conditions — “orphan” status provides valuable benefits, such as tax incentives, access to special research grants and assistance with clinical trial design.
Jan 4, 2013 Science Education
Definitive diagnoses for inherited retinal diseases don’t always come easy, even for the patients of the most knowledgeable doctors.
Dec 20, 2012 Beacon Stories
Stem-cell-based therapies – including those derived from a patient’s blood or skin – are among the many cutting-edge approaches to treatments the Foundation has funded for decades.
Dec 18, 2012 Beacon Stories
How gene therapy restored some of a boy’s sight.
Nov 29, 2012 Science Education
Research has suggested that DHA in your diet is good for preventing and treating cardiovascular diseases, neurological conditions, depression and a slew of other conditions and maladies, including those that affect the retina.
Nov 6, 2012 Science Education
Thanks to recent advances in stem cell research, we are getting closer to replacing cells in the retina lost to diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration.
Nov 2, 2012 Science Education
Scientists have found a way to take a small skin or blood sample from a patient, turn back the clock on those sample cells so they become stem cells, and then coax them forward to become photoreceptors, or any other cell type in the body.
Oct 15, 2012 Eye On the Cure Research News
The 2012 Nobel Medicine prize winners are having an enormous impact on sight-saving retinal research.