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 […]

HURRAY! Everything you want to know about Usher Syndrome has now been put together!

Stichting Ushersyndroom launches the Usher Syndrome knowledge portal.  Today, a long-cherished dream of many families confronted with Usher Syndrome will come true. So far, information and knowledge about Usher Syndrome […]

ProQR announces first results from STELLAR

Summary of Phase 1/2 Interim Analysis of QR-421a for Usher Syndrome Program A first-in-human clinical trial of QR-421a is ongoing. The Phase 1/2 study, named Stellar, includes adults that experience […]

A tailor-made genetic patch for very rare mutations

New centre for RNA therapy set up for small patient groups. Scientists and physicians of the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) and the Radboudumc together started the Dutch Center for […]