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Major funding from BrightFocus encouraged scientists to pursue an unconventional hypothesis about what may be driving early origins of Alzheimer’s in the brain.
A BrightFocus Alzheimer’s Disease Research grant helped fund an early clinical trial showing that a drug long approved for ALS may have benefits in Alzheimer’s disease.
Eric McCormack, actor, singer, will perform a musical tribute to the legendary Gene Wilder following a documentary sneak preview of WILDER: His Life, Legacy and Battle with Alzheimer’s Disease at awards gala supporting research for diseases of mind and sight.
BrightFocus Foundation, a premier private funder of vision research, today announced a request for proposals for projects supported through its Macular Degeneration Research program.
Sleep expert Brendan Lucey, MD, says sleep disturbances can contribute to a wide number of health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.
A major study of older adults shows that excessive daytime napping may be linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s and that Alzheimer’s may lead to more daytime napping. Learn more.
In this issue:
- President's Corner
- Researcher Spotlight: Timothy Sargeant, PhD
- Researchers Target Recycling System to Prevent Amyloid Plaques
- Alzheimer's: Recreation & Quality of Life
Free Educational Program Will Offer Expert Insight On Age-Related Macular Degeneration Condition
Three world-renowned vision scientists received The Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research, which honors scientific discovery and excellence.