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In a new BrightFocus-funded study, researchers found an association between alterations in circadian rest-activity rhythms and risk of frailty incidence in older adults.
To achieve true health equity, we must ensure that all populations have equitable access to clinical trials and the benefits of medical research. With the right mix of resources, dedication, compassion, patience, and time, we can positively impact communities nationwide, write BrightFocus President and CEO Stacy Pagos Haller and board member Tonya M. Matthews, PhD, in a new op-ed.
Researchers have successfully demonstrated that hagfish slime proteins can accurately replicate membranes in the human eye.
A team of researchers including Alzheimer’s Disease Research grantee Eunhee Kim, PhD, have used a 3D brain cell culture model to show that the exercise-induced muscle hormone, irisin, reduces the level of amyloid beta associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Taking a unique approach to better diagnose and treat one of the world’s leading causes of blindness, a researcher from the University of Canberra in Australia has received a $500,000 boost for his three-year project, thanks to a grant from BrightFocus Foundation’s Macular Degeneration Research program.
A new study bridging neuroscience and machine learning offers insights into the potential role of astrocytes in the human brain.