Science News

Paul Allen
Science News
In 2003, after his mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen put part of his fortune into brain research. What a fitting legacy for an “idea man,” whose philanthropy remains an inspiration.
October 17, 2018
Photo of Team Sopaipa from Santiago, Chile. They annotated the most stalls in a similar Stall Catchers competition held last year
Science News
On World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21, Stall Catchers will hold a global competition to boost Alzheimer’s research. Learn more about how to watch and even participate!
September 14, 2018

Publications

Publication
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
Publication
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

Multimedia

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Clinical Trial Update: News on Wet AMD

The telephone discussion features Christopher Brittain, MB, BS, BSc (Hons), MBA, DIC, MRCOphth, who is Interim Global Head of Ophthalmology Clinical Development at Genentech.

November 28, 2018
Video

About BrightFocus Foundation (Video)

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

August 6, 2017

Normal brain vs. Alzheimer's brain

Take a look at the formation of amyloid plaques in a brain affected by Alzheimer's compared to a normal brain.

Press Releases

Left to Right: Amy Coates Madsen, Michael Buckley, Scott Rodgville, Violet Apple
Press Release
BrightFocus Foundation, a Maryland-based nonprofit and a leading source of worldwide research funding on diseases of mind and sight, was recently awarded a Seal of Excellence from the Maryland Nonprofits Standards for Excellence Institute. This is the organization’s third time receiving this distinction.
October 31, 2018
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BrightFocus Foundation, a premier source of private research funding to defeat Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, and glaucoma, has named two noted scientists to key positions within the non-profit organization.
October 11, 2018
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