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Restoring Vision with Stem Cells

November 17th, 2015 by FFB Canada

Bernier has been working on this project for 18 years. The idea first came to him in 1997, just after he completed his Phd. Dr. Bernier recalled: “During my post-doc…


The Biology of Treating Blindness with Stem Cells

March 29th, 2017 by FFB Canada

question, Dr. Bernier answers honestly and cautiously: “In order to answer this question, I need to know the biology behind the disease.” First and foremost, Dr. Bernier is a scientist…


The Value of iPSCs for Stem Cell Therapy

November 22nd, 2017 by Dr. Chad Andrews

Stem cell therapy has emerged as one of the most promising approaches in the fight to end blindness, and Dr. Gilbert Bernier’s research has played an enormous role in pushing…


Usher Brightness

September 14th, 2015 by FFB Canada

…Dr. Gilbert Bernier’s research, as he is working on a new strategy to restore lost vision. In many retinal degenerative diseases, such as Usher syndrome, important cells involved in vision,…


Investing In The Best: Our 2015 Operating Grant Winners

June 22nd, 2015 by FFB Canada

…RPE cells. 4) Dr. Gilbert Bernier from Hopital Maisonneuve-Rosemont received renewal funding to support his ongoing efforts to develop strategies to generate cone photoreceptors from stem cells. He is making…


Top 10 Discoveries of 2015

December 11th, 2015 by FFB Canada

…Treatment of Retinal Degenerative Diseases Dr. Gilbert Bernier, Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont Dr. Bernier developed a highly effective technique for producing light sensitive retina cells (cone photoreceptors) from human stem cells. His…


2016 Research Breakthroughs: 3 Areas to Watch

January 11th, 2016 by Dr. Mary Sunderland

…the FFB-funded work of Dr. Gilbert Bernier, who developed a technique to generate cone photoreceptors from stem cells. And research by a Japanese team that confirmed human stem cell-derived retina…


Spotlight on Stem Cells: Will They Work For You?

September 30th, 2015 by FFB Canada

…Photoreceptors are much more complicated cells than RPE cells. Fortunately, scientists have been making amazing progress. The Foundation Fighting Blindness is proud to support Dr. Gilbert Bernier’s incredible work with…