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Sheldon Rowan in the lab he shares with Allen Taylor and other colleagues at the Tufts-USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. Their lab is devoted to studying how nutrition affects age-related vision diseases, including AMD.
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At Tufts University in Boston, BrightFocus grantees Sheldon Rowan and Allen Taylor are testing whether diet protects against AMD by influencing the microbiome, or bacteria living in our body. They are leaders in the field of nutrition and the aging eye.
December 28, 2017
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Ruchira Singh and colleagues at the University of Rochester and worldwide have shown that even rare forms of macular degeneration develop in ways similar to AMD, with drusen formation and extracellular proteins. The goal ahead: effective early treatment approaches.
December 27, 2017


This brochure discusses the primary forms of glaucoma, risk factors, warning signs, treatment options and coping strategies.
February 22, 2016



Can Diet Protect Against AMD?

Tufts University Allen Taylor, PhD directs the Laboratory for Nutrition and Vision Research at Tufts (a part of the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging), and also holds faculty positions in nutrition, ophthalmology, molecular & chemical biology, and development at the Tufts University School of Medicine. He talks about how age-related macular degeneration (AMD) develops, the nutritional component, and what new research shows about ways to delay onset or progress.

November 29, 2017

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.

October 25, 2017

About BrightFocus Foundation (Video)

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

August 6, 2017

Brain Anatomy & Limbic System

Learn more about which parts of the brain are affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Press Releases

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“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."
November 13, 2017

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