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Let’s Talk Research With Dr. Mary Sunderland (Facebook Live Series)

Let’s Talk Research With Dr. Mary Sunderland (Facebook Live Series)

February 13th, 2017 by FFB Canada

On the first Tuesday of every month, the Foundation Fighting Blindness sends out our e-newsletter featuring the latest and most exciting research breakthroughs. The following Friday, our very own Director of Research and Education, Dr. Mary Sunderland, takes to our Facebook page to do a live broadcast discussion of the articles featured in the e-newsletter,…

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Shorcan Charity Day Raises Over $4,200 for Vision Research

Shorcan Charity Day Raises Over $4,200 for Vision Research

January 24th, 2017 by FFB Canada

Last week, we helped TMX Group open the market for the 19th Shorcan Charity Day! For the last 19 years, Shorcan Brokers Limited has donated one day’s profits to charities, including the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB).  Today, we’re thrilled to announce that the FFB and the crucial vision research we suppport will benefit from $4,242 thanks…

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Enhanced CARE for RARE Genetic Diseases in Canada

Enhanced CARE for RARE Genetic Diseases in Canada

January 24th, 2017 by FFB Canada

One in 12 Canadians is affected by a rare disease; most of these diseases can be linked to our genes and occur because of specific changes in our DNA. Roughly half of patients with rare genetic diseases are undiagnosed. A new technology, called whole exome sequencing, can rapidly produce millions of DNA sequences all at…

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AMI Kicks Off 2017 with Season Four of its Four Senses Cooking Program

AMI Kicks Off 2017 with Season Four of its Four Senses Cooking Program

January 13th, 2017 by FFB Canada

The Foundation Fighting Blindness is proud to partner with Accessible Media Inc. as part of an initiative to ensure that the Foundation’s content and programming, such as Vision Quest, are made accessible to our shared community. The Foundation and AMI both strongly believe that Canadians living with vision loss should have easy access to meaningful, dynamic media–which is…

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Innovative Stem Cell Discoveries Demonstrate Long-term Vision Restoration

Innovative Stem Cell Discoveries Demonstrate Long-term Vision Restoration

January 13th, 2017 by FFB Canada

This year is off to an exhilarating start with not just one, but two high-profile scientific papers showing that stem cell transplantation can restore vision in blind mice. Those of you who keep up-to-date with FFB research stories might be wondering: what’s new here? Haven’t scientists already made blind mice see? The short answer is…

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4 Big Predictions for Vision Research in 2017

4 Big Predictions for Vision Research in 2017

January 10th, 2017 by Dr. Mary Sunderland

Last year was full of remarkable developments in vision science. Important discoveries in stem cell biology filled in key knowledge gaps, while advancements in gene therapy moved optogenetics from the realm of science fiction to reality (check out our top 10 discoveries from 2016). Here are four key developments to look forward to in 2017….

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Networking With A Vision Impairment

Networking With A Vision Impairment

December 20th, 2016 by FFB Canada

In case you missed the second annual Foundation Fighting Blindness Young Leaders Summit, here are the highlights and our favourite (and most useful) networking tips and skills that we learned from each other. The 2016 Summit was focused on networking because networking is increasingly recognized as essential for professional success. Here are some highlights and…

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