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Stem Cell Tourism: How to Protect Your Eyes from Dangerous Charlatans

Stem Cell Tourism: How to Protect Your Eyes from Dangerous Charlatans

March 7th, 2017 by FFB Canada

As the race to restore sight speeds up, there are some unfortunate side effects, including direct-to-consumer marketing by dangerous, unapproved stem cell clinics. Experts estimate that there are approximately 600 stem cell businesses in the United States that are operating as “clinics” that offer untested and unproven “treatments” to patients who are desperate to try…

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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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