2015 Research News

April 20, 2015 - Expanding the Future of Retinal Gene Therapy
Dr. Robert Molday is building on the success of the RPE65 gene therapy trial to treat Lebers congenital amaurosis by developing strategies to fix much larger genes, including ABCA4, which is associated with Stargardt disease, and MYO7A, which is associated with Usher Syndrome. 

March 4, 2015 - Can Valproic acid (VPA) be used to treat retinitis pigmentosa? The answer is in the genes
These clinically important results are especially meaningful to Ruanne Lai because in addition to studying RP in the lab, she lives with the disease.

February 17, 2015 - How do stem cells become photoreceptors? New discovery provides insights with clinical implications
Foundation Fighting Blindness-funded scientists are celebrating a game-changing discovery that contributes to our understanding of how stem cells become photoreceptors – the eye’s light-sensing cells.

February 9, 2015Making existing treatments better: new findings show how to improve the effectiveness of anti-VEGF drugs 
New research findings by Foundation Fighting Blindness-funded scientist point to better treatment options for people living with age-related macular degeneration.   

January 9, 2015 - New genetic discovery helps to solve the mystery of childhood blindness
Learn how your donations helped to find a "needle in a haystack" gene.

Check out our 2014 Research Infographic to see how the FFB community is fighting blindness.

In 2014, the Foundation undertook a detailed review of the progress made with our research funding. 

2014 Reseach News Archive

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