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Microsoft Seeing AI app

Microsoft’s Seeing AI app, which helps blind and partially sighted people by narrating the world around them, has been released in the UK. The free program uses artificial intelligence to …

ProQR Therapeutics announces QR-110 trial

ProQR Therapeutics N.V. has announced that the first patient has been dosed in the Phase I / II open-label trial assessing the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and efficacy of QR-110. The …

The Big Give Christmas Challenge is fast approaching!

RP Fighting Blindness has been selected to take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s largest match funding campaign. We will be raising money for a new research …

Charles Bonnet Awareness Day

Esme’s Umbrella is the Campaign Group for everyone working towards raising awareness of Charles Bonnet Syndrome, a condition, which causes silent visual hallucinations in people with little or no sight. …

French Biotech firm raises €19M for gene therapy trial RP

The French company Horama has announced the closing of its Series B round, which has ammassed a total of €19M. The funds will be used to finance the development of …

Trustees’ Week

This week, the 13th to the 17th of November 2017 is Trustees’ Week. Trustees’ Week was created to thank and recognise the efforts of over one million trustees across the …

ReNeuron makes progress with hRPC trials

ReNeuron said its hRPC clinical trial’s data safety monitoring board has given approval for the study to progress into its Phase II element. That decision was said to be based …

Scientists demonstrate powerful ability to manipulate building blocks of life in two separate studies

One study altered the order of atoms in DNA to rewrite the human genetic code and the instructions for life. The other edited RNA, which is a chemical cousin of …

Speaking with confidence for people with sight loss & sighted guiding training for carers workshop

We’ve been asked to share the following by Bhavini Makwana, RPFB Ambassador, who is running a double workshop entitled ‘Speaking with confidence for people with sight loss & sighted guiding …