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Foundation News

At a conference earlier this month, researchers supported by the Foundation’s Translational Research Acceleration Program shared promising news about their projects.
With development funding from the Foundation, the test is a next-generation tool in diagnosing and eventually treating people with retinal diseases.
Eight new federal grants bolster vision-saving projects that align with FFB’s mission.
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  • As we approach 2015, it’s inspiring to look back on 2014 and recount the numerous advancements we’ve made in developing vision-saving treatments and cures. When I joined the Foundation nearly a decade ago, virtually nothing was in a human study. We were curing lots of blind mice, and clinical trials seemed elusive. But, today, more than a dozen promising therapies are being evaluated in people,...

  • Turmeric, also known as “the golden spice,” has been around for more than 4,000 years. In India, where Radha Ayyagari, Ph.D., grew up, it’s used widely as both a food spice and an herbal medicine for treating a variety of diseases, including cancer, arthritis, urinary-tract infections and digestive disorders. It has been...

  • For many reasons—not the least of which are holiday-related—December is a month when we all consider ways to give to others. And the spirit of giving has never been more apparent than it is right now at the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Not only is our end-of-year fundraising campaign in full swing; it’s bolstered by the ...

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