EEF in the Global News This Week (BBC, TIME Magazine, Wall Street Journal, and More)

In a breakthrough study published May 24th in Nature Medicine, Dr. José-Alain Sahel, our Chairman of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh, reports a relatively simple yet remarkably effective way to restore partial vision to RP patients—one that, with further study, may soon have wide application. Below is a collection of the many news article this research has garnered.

National Newspapers and Magazines (General News, U.S. and U.K.-Based)
The New York Times: Scientists Partially Restored a Blind Man’s Sight With New Gene Therapy
TIME magazine: A Blind Patient Regained Partial Sight in a Breakthrough Study, Offering Hope to Millions
The Wall Street Journal: Gene Therapy, High-Tech Goggles Restore Some Vision to Blind People
U.S. News & World Report: Man Blind for 40 Years Regains Some Sight Through Gene Therapy
BBC: Algae proteins partially restore man’s sight
BBC Science Focus: Gene therapy partially restores sight in one eye for a man who’s been blind for nearly 40 years
The Times: Blind man can ‘see’ thanks to injection of sun-seeking algae
The Telegraph: Blind man’s sight restored after 30 years in a world-first gene editing treatment
The Guardian: Blind man has sight partly restored after pioneering treatment
Daily Mail: Health: Blind man, 58, has his vision partially restored by pioneering genetic treatment
Metro (UK): Gene therapy breakthrough helps blind man see again

National News Broadcasts (General News, U.S.-Based)
CBS News: Man blind for 40 years partially regains sight with new gene therapy: “A major breakthrough”
CNN: Blind man has sight partially restored after 40 years

Science and Technology News Outlets
CNET: Scientists partially restore blind man’s vision using breakthrough gene therapy
STAT: Optogenetics used for the first time to help a blind patient see again
Nature: Injection of light-sensitive proteins restores blind man’s vision
Science Magazine: Blind man regains some vision, with help from light-sensing algal protein
Science News: A gene-based therapy partially restored a blind man’s vision
Scientific American: Injection of Light-Sensitive Proteins Restores Blind Man’s Vision
Popular Science: Man regains partial sight with new algae gene therapy
Smithsonian Magazine: New Gene Therapy Partially Restores Sight to Blind Man
The Scientist: Blind Patient Recovers Partial Vision with Optogenetics
New Scientist: Partial sight restored for man who is blind thanks to optogenetics
MIT Technology Review: A blind man can make out objects again after an optogenetics treatment
Freethink: Gene Therapy Could Reverse Retinitis Pigmentosa
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News: In a First, Optogenetics Leads to Partial Recovery of Vision for Blind Patient
MedPage Today: Optogenetic Tx Partially Restores Vision in Blind Man After 40 Years
Medscape: A First: Blind Man’s Sight Restored With Optogenetic Therapy
Drugs.com: Man Blind for 40 Years Regains Some Sight Through Gene Therapy
WebMD: Gene Therapy Helps Blind Man Regain Some Sight
Live Science: Genes from algae helped a blind man recover some of his vision
Interesting Engineering: A Blind Man Can See Again, Thanks to a New Gene Therapy
Ophthalmology Times: Optogenetic methods restore partial vision in blind patient

Business Outlets
Business Insider: Scientists partially restored a blind man’s vision using gene therapy and gogglesDoctors Restore Blind Man’s Vision Partially Using Gene-Based Therapy

Local U.S.-Based Newspapers
New York Post: Blind man’s vision partially restored after algae gene therapy: study
Philly Voice: Pennsylvania scientist helps blind man regain partial vision
Seattle Times: Scientists partially restored a blind man’s sight with new gene therapy
The Boston Globe: Scientists partially restored a blind man’s sight with new gene therapy
WVEC-TV (Norfolk, VA): Protein manipulation helps blind man get partial vision back
KEYT-TV (Santa Barbara, CA): Blind man has sight partially restored after 40 years
WXPI-TV (Idaho Falls, ID): Blind man has sight partially restored after 40 years
KESQ-TV (Thousand Palms, CA): Blind man has sight partially restored after 40 years
WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids, MI): Protein manipulation helps blind man get partial vision back
WAAY-TV (Huntsville, AL): Blind man has sight partially restored after 40 years
KTVZ-TV (Bend, OR): Blind man has sight partially restored after 40 years
KMIZ-TV (Columbia, MO): Blind man has sight partially restored after 40 years
KRDO-TV (Colorado Springs, CO): Blind man has sight partially restored after 40 years
WHAS-TV (Louisville, KY): Protein manipulation helps blind man get partial vision back
WDJT-TV (Milwaukee, WI): Blind man has sight partially restored after 40 years
WUJX-TV (Jacksonville, FL): La optogenética devuelve parcialmente la vista a una persona ciega

French Newspapers
Le Figaro: Thérapie génique: un patient aveugle recouvre partiellement la vue
Le Monde: Réparer la vision grâce à l’optogénétique
Le Temps: Un aveugle recouvre partiellement la vue grâce à une thérapie génique innovante
France Info: Sciences : un homme de 58 ans retrouve partiellement la vue, une première mondiale
BFMTV: Pour la première fois, des scientifiques parviennent à redonner partiellement la vue à un patient aveugle
20 Minutes (France): Thérapie génique: Un patient aveugle recouvre partiellement la vue
L’Obs: Un patient aveugle récupère partiellement la vue grâce à une technique prometteuse
Sud Ouest: Pour la première fois, un patient aveugle recouvre la vue grâce à un traitement optogénétique
HuffPost France: Un patient aveugle a recouvré en partie la vue grâce à cette technique innovante
Midi Libre: Un patient aveugle retrouve en partie la vue grâce à une technique innovante, une première mondiale
Le Dauphiné libéré: Sciences. Un Français aveugle recouvre partiellement la vue grâce à la thérapie génique
L’Indépendant: Thérapie génique: un patient aveugle recouvre partiellement la vue
Le Progrès: Médecine. Un patient aveugle recouvre partiellement la vue grâce à la thérapie génique
Courrier International: Médecine. Un homme recouvre partiellement la vue grâce à une algue sensible à la lumière
La Provence: Thérapie génique : un patient aveugle recouvre partiellement la vue
Business Insider France: Des scientifiques ont partiellement restauré la vision d’un aveugle
Le Républicain Lorrain: Médecine. Un patient aveugle recouvre partiellement la vue grâce à la thérapie génique
Le Bien Public: Médecine. Un patient aveugle recouvre partiellement la vue grâce à la thérapie génique
45 Secondes: Les scientifiques rétablissent la vue partielle chez l’homme aveugle en utilisant une technique révolutionnaire d’altération des cellules
Ulyces: Une thérapie génique à base d’algues rend partiellement la vue à un aveugle
Cosmosonic.com: Une nouvelle thérapie génique redonne partiellement la vue à un aveugle | Nouvelles intelligentes
Genethique: Un patient recouvre partiellement la vue grâce à l’optogénétique
RTL Info: Un patient aveugle recouvre partiellement la vue, grâce à une thérapie génique: il peut localiser et toucher des objets
45 Secondes: Les gènes d’algues ont aidé un aveugle à récupérer une partie de sa vision
Capital (France): Un aveugle retrouve la vue grâce à un traitement innovant
Futura: Un aveugle retrouve partiellement la vue grâce à la thérapie optogénétique
Lematin.ma: Un patient aveugle recouvre partiellement la vue grâce à une technique innovante
SciencePost: Un aveugle retrouve partiellement la vue grâce à un traitement pionnier

Other Countries
Argentina: Diario El Día – La Plata, Radio Mitre, Infobae, Clarín (Argentina)
Australia: Knowridge Science Report, New Atlas
Austria: Kurier
Bangladesh: New Age (Bangladesh)
Brazil: O Globo, Portal R7, CNN Brasil, O Tempo
Canada: CTV News
Chile: El Mercurio de Valparaíso
Colombia: El Heraldo (Colombia)
Croatia: Zimo.hr
Dominican Republic: Periódico Hoy
Germany: Stern, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Deutsches Ärzteblatt, Ärzte-Zeitung, Die Welt
Ghana: Adom FM (Accra, Ghana), JoyNews
Hungary: HVG, Forbes Hungary, Index.hu, 24.hu
India: Gadgets 360, Tech2, The Hindu, Republic TV, Business Insider India
Ireland: Irish Times
Italy:  Cronache di Scienza, Le Scienze
Jamaica: Jamaica Observer
Japan: GIGAZINE
Mexico: Business Insider México, El Debate, Radio Recuerdo, Imágen de Zacatecas, Radio Recuerdo, Milenio, El Diario de Yucatán, Tiempo Digital, Sin Embargo MX, Diario de Acayucán
Morocco: Lematin.ma
Netherlands: Trouw
Norway: Stavanger Aftenbladet, TV 2 (Norway)
Paraguay: ABC Color
Peru: RPP (Peru), Diario La República (Peru)
Philippines: Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin
Poland: Rzeczpospolita
Portugal: TVI 24, Observador
Romania: Playtech.ro, ZME Science, HotNews.ro
Spain: La Voz de Galicia, La Vanguardia, El Periódico de Catalunya, Heraldo de Aragón, El HuffPost, La Sexta, AS, Telecinco, El Diario, Diario de Avisos, El Imparcial (Spain), Público (Spain), El Español, 20 Minutos, Cadena SER, Republica, El País
Switzerland: Basler Zeitung

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