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2017 Awareness campaign and fundraising

2017 Awareness campaign and fundraising December 18, 2016 In 2016 the Canadian Aniridia Foundation participated in their first Scotiabank Charity Challenge (Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend). Having registered on very short notice and putting together a great team we were able to raise $4340 which was received by the Community Foundation of Ottawa in October. We…

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Registration under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act

Registration under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act November 9 2016 We are please to announce that we are now a fully registered Charity as a private foundation under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act. This achievement comes after operating under the umbrella of the Community Foundation of Ottawa for approximately 2 years. We thank the Community…

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Wilms' Tumor: A Cancer Found in Children – The Gazette Review

There are various diseases and conditions that can affect the kidneys. Some of these conditions are life-threatening and can have serious consequences. Source: Wilms’ Tumor: A Cancer Found in Children – The Gazette Review

Blind cross country runner defying the odds, competing on high school team | Fox 59

Source: Blind cross country runner defying the odds, competing on high school team | Fox 59

Novel mutations in PAX6, OTX2 and NDP in anophthalmia, microphthalmia and coloboma

The European Journal of Human Genetics is the official Journal of the European Society of Human Genetics, publishing high-quality, original research papers, short reports, News and Commentary articles and reviews in the rapidly expanding field of human genetics and genomics.

Grad relied on sight from one eye in playing volleyball – Daily Commercial: News

MOUNT DORA — Mount Dora Christian Academy volleyball player Meghan Chapman has played her favorite sport all four years of high school, and she impressed a scholarship committee with her ability to play with vision from only one eye. Source: Grad relied on sight from one eye in playing volleyball – Daily Commercial: News

Ocumetics Bionic Lens could give you vision 3x better than 20/20

Imagine being able to see three times better than 20/20 vision without wearing glasses or contacts — even at age 100 or more — with the help of bionic lenses implanted in your eyes. Source: Ocumetics Bionic Lens could give you vision 3x better than 20/20

Make A Miracle Conference

The Aniridia Foundation International and The University of British Columbia Department of Ophthalmology Presents The Ninth “Make a Miracle” Medical and Scientific Meeting August 13-15, 2015 Venue: University of British Columbia Eye Care Centre Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences 2550 Willow Street Vancouver, BC Canada V5Z 3N9 Keynote Speaker Peter A. Netland, MD, PhD…

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Gwynedd Cylch Meithrin saved from closure

Fundraisers net £11,000 for Llanwnda nursery school, which supports toddler with rare eye condition Source: Gwynedd Cylch Meithrin saved from closure

PTC Therapeutics' (PTCT) CEO Stuart Peltz on Q1 2015 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

We are pleased to announce that the next indication we will investigate with Translarna is nonsense mutation aniridia. One of the 30 publications that I referenced earlier highlighted Translarna’s ability to promote nonsense mutation readthrough in an aniridia mouse model. Aniridia the genetic disorder caused by mutations in the PAX6 gene, which occurs in about…

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