Science News

Science News
A groundbreaking study is providing a more complete understanding of how Alzheimer’s disease worsens in the brain, helping to unite what had been two separate schools of thought on the causes of Alzheimer’s, and accelerating future research into effective treatments and cure.
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Dr. Lewin, right, and Manas Biswal, PhD, co-PI, in their U. of Fla. lab.
Science News
Two scientists at the University of Florida, supported by a grant from BrightFocus’ Macular Degeneration Research program, have uncovered some tantalizing clues that a drug previously investigated to protect against nerve damage during cancer treatment could offer some protection for the nerve cells of the eye in late-stage dry age-related macular degeneration.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Publications

Publication
This resource discusses warning signs and ways to reduce the stress associated with caregiving for a person with Alzheimer's.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Publication
This brochure discusses the primary forms of glaucoma, risk factors, warning signs, treatment options and coping strategies.
Monday, February 22, 2016

Multimedia

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Safety and Independence with Low Vision

This telephone discussion features Orli Weisser-Pike, a doctor of occupational therapy and a certified low vision therapist. She has over eighteen years of clinical experience in a wide variety of settings and has for the past decade specialized in treating people disabled by vision loss.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Chat

Repurposing Drugs for AMD

The guest speakers are Alfred S. Lewin, PhD, from the University of Florida Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, who focuses on developing therapies for inherited and age-related diseases of the retina; and Manas Biswal, PhD, a Postdoctoral Associate, also from the University of Florida.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Video

About BrightFocus Foundation (Video)

BrightFocus drives innovative research worldwide and promotes awareness of Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

More than3 million

Americans aged 40 and older have glaucoma. It is estimated that the number will double to 6 million people by 2050.

Press Releases

Press Release
“BrightFocus Foundation lauds today’s historic announcement by Bill Gates of his $50 million investment in the Dementia Discovery Fund. A charitable act of this magnitude is a profound example of the courage and the power of philanthropy to tackle society’s most pressing challenges."
Monday, November 13, 2017

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