• Wet Macular Degeneration

    Examine a cross-section of the eye affected by the form of the disease that results in 90% of legal blindness.
  • By 202040 million

    People will have visual impairments from advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
  • Brain with Alzheimer's

    See the difference between a healthy brain and a brain affected by Alzheimer's.
  • Promising Science

    Alzheimer’s in a Petri Dish

    In what is being hailed a “game changer” for Alzheimer’s research, researchers Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD, and Se Hoon Choi, PhD, both BrightFocus grantees, have done the impossible. Together with their colleagues, they have managed to grow human brain cells in a laboratory for use in Alzheimer’s testing.

    June 29, 2015
  • Doctor holding a prescription medication bottle
    Promising Science

    Treating Alzheimer’s Before It Becomes Alzheimer’s

    Up until now, the best method scientists have had to fight Alzheimer’s has been using drugs to treat the symptoms of the disease after they start to show. But new research offers them new hopes for treatments to attack the disease sooner.

    June 29, 2015
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