Ontwikkeling van een ‘netvlies-op-een-chip’ platform

Foundation supports innovative research into retinal diseases

Development of a ‘retina-on-a-chip’ platform  An important new study has been launched to offer hope to people suffering from hereditary eye diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa, Usher syndrome, macular degeneration, […]

Resumption of the clinical trial for RNA therapy for USH2a has been terminated

UPDATE September 27, 2023 In mid-August, we reported that ProQR Therapeutics, which had previously been forced to halt its two promising clinical trials, had found a new partner in Laboratoires […]

Who cleans up ‘the mess’ from the cones?

New research on the cause of blindness due to Usher syndrome A research team led by Dr. Ronald Roepman (www.roepmanlab.com) is conducting research at Radboudumc, Netherlands, to investigate the underlying […]

The very first adgrv1-zebrafish model has been presented!

Recently, an article was published in the journal Cells about the scientific research on USH2C. Merel Stemerdink and her colleagues at the Radboudumc have developed a zebrafish model with a […]

Two sides to the story

When your world turns dark Joyce de Ruiter was sixteen years old when her parents had to tell her that she’d been diagnosed with Usher syndrome: an inherited dis- order […]

Sleep problems Usher patient appears to be a hallmark feature of the disease

Vision impairment is not the driver of fatigue and sleep problems It was always thought that fatigue and sleep problems in patients with Usher syndrome are the result of increased […]

Does this mutation cause blindness? It does, doesn’t, does!

Janine Reurink ends long lasted controversy with major implications for healthcare Initially there was no doubt a specific mutation in the USH2A gene caused the eye disease retinitis pigmentosa. Spanish […]

Two groundbreaking projects awarded

‘Moon Rocket Grant’ awarded to two groundbreaking projects At this moment, there is no treatment yet for Usher Syndrome, a disorder that globally 400.000 people suffer from. In order to […]

Study into the best approach of USH1B

Stichting Ushersyndroom (Dutch Usher Syndrome Foundation) announces with pride its financing of a study that will test the best approach for USH1B (gene) therapy by making use of, among others, […]

Looking back at 2022

One year ago the Usher Syndrome Foundation announced its reaching the milestone of 1 million euro of donations. A huge and almost magical amount of money! Thanks to the many […]

Tears as a source of information?

Stichting Ushersyndroom and Usher Syndrome Ireland finance research into USH1b Can tears provide information that may be important for improving diagnostics and monitoring in future treatments of USH1b patients? In […]

Ivonne Bressers has appointed a knight of the Order of Oranje-Nassau.

King Willem-Alexander has appointed Ivonne Bressers (57) a knight of the Order of Oranje-Nassau. As president of the Dutch Usher syndrome Foundation and the driving force behind it, she is […]

New type of Usher Syndrome discovered: USH IV   

The team of the Hearing & Genes Expert Centre of Radboudumc lately made a discovery: Usher Syndrome includes four different clinical types. The researchers, with Hedwig Velde as principal author, recently […]

Run4Usher Zandvoort breaks all records!

On the 27th of March, the Run4Usher team joined almost 12.000 other runners at the start of the Zandvoort Circuit Run. This beautiful spring day set the scene for one […]

Moon-Rocket Grant

Usher Syndrome Foundation Grant Call: The Moon-Rocket Grant The use of the word ‘Ushers’ for people with Usher syndrome is meant with a wink and refers to the meaning of […]

1 million euro

What has Stichting Ushersyndroom [Dutch Usher syndrome Foundation] done with it? We provide an overview and a glimpse into the future. Mini genes USH2A In the ‘mini genes’ project, the […]

What would you do with one million euros?

By Nico de Milliano, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Stichting Ushersyndroom [Dutch Usher syndrome Foundation] Stichting Ushersyndroom will soon reach a wonderful milestone: the first million will be brought […]

New research: testing gene therapy

With extra large vectors on mini retinas  Stichting Ushersyndroom [ Dutch Usher Syndrome Foundation] is funding the majority of the new research “Genetic drugs preventing blindness due to loss of […]

Minigenes USH2A: General status

By Erwin van Wijk, lead researcher Radboudumc Errors in the code of the USH2A gene explain the development of Usher syndrome in about 50% of all patients. In addition to […]

Stichting Ushersyndroom good cause Zandvoort Circuit Run

The popular Zandvoort Circuit Run will be held again on Sunday 27 March 2022. As a runner you must have run this unique race once in your life. The Zandvoort […]

Two generations on the big screen

Living with Usher and at the same time wanting to be a role model for others On the International Usher Awareness Day 2021, the documentary Stilte in de Nacht [Silence in the […]

Colour me blind – Usher Awareness Day 2021

Singer-songwriter Jasper Steverlinck sings about Usher syndrome Flemish singer-songwriter Jasper Steverlinck released a song in 2018 that he wrote in response to a friend’s personal story. Her son had been […]

Swim at night and take a nap during the day

Zebrafishes suffering from USH2A have a disturbed sleep rhythm Are patients suffering from Usher Syndrome so tired because of the huge efforts made in connection with their poor hearing and […]

Stichting Ushersyndroom [Dutch Usher Syndrome Foundation] Awards Grant to Usher III Initiative to Support Patient Database

A global Usher III patient (USH3) database for future clinical trials This year, the North-American foundation Usher III Initiative has taken preliminary steps towards collecting the information necessary to establish […]

Jack Weeda, draagt een bril en witte doktersjas

A view on the RUSH2a study

In the international RUSH2a study of Jacque Duncan MD, University of California, San Francisco, 120 patients spread over nine different clinics are monitored for four years. This study includes only […]

How are things going with the ‘minigenes USH2c’ study?

By now, the USH2c minigenes study was started almost a year ago. A four-year study which was made possible by co-financing of the Stichting Ushersyndroom, CUREUsher and LSBS. Thanks to […]

Positive results of QR-421a Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial for Usher Syndrome and non-syndromic Retinitis Pigmentosa

  ProQR has published positive results from its Phase 1/2 Stellar trial of QR-421a, an investigational RNA therapy for the treatment of Usher syndrome and retinitis pigmentosa (RP) due to […]

Report CRUSH study

CRUSH: The natural history study An interim report The CRUSH study is a study done at the Radboud UMC into the natural development of progression with Usher Syndrome type 2a […]

Nobel lecture CRISPR/Cas9 

with a digital tour of the fish lab The Radboud PUC of Science has in cooperation with Radboudumc organised an on-line lecture about CRISPR/Cas9. This lecture was given on 10 December 2020, the […]

Worldwide research study for patients with USH 1c

If you have Usher Syndrome Type 1C, your participation is critical to developing treatments. History studies are an essential part of bringing treatments to patients. As researchers get closer to […]

Portret van oogarts Ingeborg van den Born

Is a treatment for USH 1B in sight?

story of ophthalmologist Dr. Ingeborg van den Born A natural development study for people diagnosed for Usher Syndrome type 1B was started already some time ago. This study is conducted in preparation […]

Erwin van Wijk links in beeld, rechts naast hem een waterbak met kleine zwemmmende zebravisjes

The developments in the research laboratory

Despite the corona crisis, which has dominated our country for some time and as a result of which the research laboratory of Erwin van Wijk in the Radboud UMC for […]

Documentary Silence in the night

Would you rather be deaf or blind? Joyce de Ruiter (36) from the Netherlands can’t choose, she eventually will be deaf and blind because of Usher syndrome. Her path to […]