Researchers discover drugs for cystic fibrosis and Duchenne muscular dystrophy can override a genetic fault that causes choroideremia

2 December 2016
Source: Fight for Sight

Researchers with funding from Fight for Sight have demonstrated that a new drug treatment for cystic fibrosis and Duchenne muscular dystrophy can override a genetic fault that causes choroideremia – a severe blinding disorder.

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Retinitis pigmentosa gene discovery may reveal a new route to inherited blindness

28 November 2016
Source: Fight for Sight

Researchers at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital with funding from Fight for Sight, in collaboration with a team from Baylor College of Medicine in the USA, have discovered a new retinitis pigmentosa gene.

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Fight for Sight Vacancy: Research Information Officer

23 November 2016
Source: Fight for Sight

Location:               London E1    Salary:                     £29,000-31,000 Reporting to:         Director of Research Contract type:        12 months, full time (35 hours per week) Pension:                  Non-contributory (currently 10%) Holiday:                   25 days p/a + Bank Holidays Fight for Sight is the UK’s leading charity funding pioneering research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease. Its vision is a future everyone can see.

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Fight for Sight and Thomas Pocklington Trust form new partnership to fund vision research

14 November 2016
Source: Fight for Sight

Brain disorders that affect behaviour, movement and mental health often cause visual impairment, but this disability is frequently overlooked. Leading UK eye research and sight loss charities Fight for Sight and Thomas Pocklington Trust are partnering to fund new neuro-ophthalmology research to help improve diagnosis.

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