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Stem cell study offers hope for hereditary blindness condition

Stem cell study offers hope for hereditary blindness condition

Bio News is reporting that researchers have successfully transplanted retinal cone cells into blind mice, making progress towards a stem cell treatment for a form of blindness that causes degeneration of the eye's retina. The research team, from the University College London Institute of Child Health, isolated immature photoreceptors – light-sensitive cells – from the developing retina. They transplanted these cells into the eyes of adult mice with Leber's congenital amaurosis, a form of degenerative blindness.

Posted: 28/09/2010

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Glow in the Park Sponsored Walk - those boots are made for glowing

Glow in the Park Sponsored Walk - those boots are made for glowing

Get set to light up the park on Saturday 30th October!  We are organising our very first Glow in the Park sponsored walk and registration is now open.  We are looking for children to come along and walk in aid of The Royal Blind School Appeal at West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh.

Posted: 14/09/2010

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Murder for a Beer Rebus Event finalist at Scottish Event Awards

Murder for a Beer Rebus Event finalist at Scottish Event Awards

Very excited that the Murder for a Beer, Rebus Event has been shortlisted in the Scottish Event Awards in the Best Cause Related/Charity Event category. Ian Rankin has been a huge supporter of Royal Blind and it is an honour that his event has been shortlisted in these prestigious awards. Award ceremony taking place on 9 September at the newly opening Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow. Fingers crossed!

Posted: 05/09/2010

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