Science News

Scientists participating in the Alzheimer's Fast Track Workshop
Science News
BrightFocus is once again leading Alzheimer’s Fast Track, a several day incubator for some of the world’s most promising early career researchers. By encouraging and supporting these women and men, BrightFocus hopes to accelerate the path to a cure for the disease.
October 17, 2019
Science News
University of Pennsylvania professor Virginia M.Y. Lee, PhD, who helped develop and guide BrightFocus Foundation’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research program, has won a 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. The prize, known as the “The Oscars of Science,” recognizes her research leading to new avenues for potential drug discovery and development.
September 16, 2019


This brochure discusses the two categories of age-related macular degeneration, diagnosis, risk factors, prevention strategies and treatment.
September 23, 2019
This publication provides information on what glaucoma is, the various forms of glaucoma, tips for lowering risk, how this eye disease is diagnosed and treated, and essential questions to ask your doctor after a diagnosis.
October 4, 2018
Learn about the two forms of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the importance of early diagnosis, healthy habits that may reduce the risk of developing AMD, and how to monitor your sight if you have this eye disease.
October 3, 2018



Nutritional Supplements, Dietary Patterns, and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

The telephone discussion features Emily Y. Chew, MD, who is a retina specialist and is the deputy director of the Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications, and the deputy clinical director at the National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Chew has extensive experience in age-related eye diseases, and designing and implementing clinical trials, including the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2). View the transcript Print the transcript Listen to the discussion:

October 23, 2019

Managing Your Age-Related Macular Degeneration

The telephone discussion features Dr. Joshua Dunaief, of the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, who specializes in the study of age-related macular degeneration. View the transcript Print the transcript Listen to the discussion:

September 25, 2019

What are Narrow Angles?

Learn what doctors mean when they use the term "narrow angles," and how this relates to glaucoma.

May 1, 2017

Wet Macular Degeneration

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

Press Releases

An abstract image of a hand holding a test tube
Press Release
A BrightFocus Foundation-funded project to develop a blood-based screening test for Alzheimer’s disease has passed proof of concept stage and C2N Diagnostics, the company spearheading the development of the test, will move forward to approve use in research and clinical settings, according to a presentation at a major scientific conference.
December 9, 2019
Press Release
BrightFocus is highly encouraged by Biogen’s announcement today that clinical trials of its experimental drug aducanumab reduced cognitive decline in some Alzheimer’s patients through improved cognition, memory, and activities of daily living.
October 22, 2019
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