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CA$2.4 million toward gene therapy for human degenerative retinal diseases
Date:12/3/2008

. It's very motivating!"

RPE65 mutations are one cause of Leber Congenital Amaurosis. Three independent research teams have very recently shown that injecting a healthy version of that gene to young adults can partially restore their vision.

The CIHR's Regenerative Medicine and Nanomedicine Initiative

Nine projects were awarded grants through the CIHR program entitled "Regenerative Medicine and Nanomedicine Emerging Team Grants July 2008." All of these projects hold great hope for medical applications in the fields of nanotechnology, stem cells, tissue engineering and rehabilitative sciences.

To receive the grant, the team had to show a multidisciplinary commitment to addressing problems in regenerative medicine. The long-term goal of this program is to develop innovative treatments that are scientifically based and socially validated.

Dr. Robert Koenekoop is the Director of the Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology and the McGill Ocular Genetics Laboratory at the Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC. He is a researcher in medical genetics and genomics with the Research Institute at the Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC. Dr. Koenekoop is an Associate Professor in Human Genetics and Ophthalmology in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. His research is also funded by the Foundation Fighting Blindness Canada and the Fonds de la recherche en sant du Qubec (FRSQ).


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Contact: Isabelle Kling
isabelle.kling@muhc.mcgill.ca
514-843-1560
McGill University Health Centre
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