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Glaucoma

January 25th, 2018 by FFB Canada

…being done to develop an approach to reversing optic nerve damage caused by glaucoma. Usually taking the form of cell-based interventions—using cells to regenerate tissue, including stem cells—or in blocking…


Spotlight on Stem Cells: Will They Work For You?

September 30th, 2015 by FFB Canada

There are lots of different kinds of stem cells. There are embryonic stem cells, neural stem cells, blood stem cells, skin stem cells, eye stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells……


How Do Stem Cells Become Eye Cells?

January 26th, 2016 by FFB Canada

Stem cells have the potential to become any kind of cell. This flexibility is what makes them so intriguing to medical scientists who hope to harness this potential to generate…


How Do Stem Cells Become Photoreceptors?

February 17th, 2015 by FFB Canada

For people living with blinding eye diseases, stem cell therapies are often considered the ‘holy grail’ of potential treatments. This is because stem cells have the ability to make all…


The Biology of Treating Blindness with Stem Cells

March 29th, 2017 by FFB Canada

Dr. Gilbert Bernier has a plan to cure blindness. His plan involves coaxing stem cells to become sheets of precious cone photoreceptors – the eye’s light-sensitive cells – and then…


Restoring Vision with Stem Cells

November 17th, 2015 by FFB Canada

sensitive retina cells (cone photoreceptors) from embryonic stem cells. “Our method has the capacity to differentiate 80% of the stem cells into pure cones,” Professor Bernier explained. “Within 45 days,…