• Press Release
    BrightFocus Foundation, a nonprofit organization funding cutting-edge, innovative research on Alzheimer’s disease and the vision diseases of glaucoma and macular degeneration, today announced the recipients of new research grant awards, offered to 55 scientists in 19 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and five foreign countries. With these latest grants, BrightFocus has now provided more than $8.7 million in research funding in 2014.
    July 10, 2014
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    On May 24, 12 fraternity brothers from Western Kentucky University will leave from Oceanside CA on a coast-to-coast bike ride—Bike4Alz—to raise money for the BrightFocus Foundation’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research program. Their goal: to raise $100,000 for research to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s.
    May 21, 2014
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    During May’s Healthy Vision Month, BrightFocus Foundation is encouraging regular, comprehensive eye exams to protect against vision loss. While some eye diseases have no warning signs until damage has been done, others may be minimized if detected and treated early.
    May 19, 2014
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    The BrightFocus Foundation honored five outstanding scientists in the fields of macular degeneration and glaucoma, presenting them with named research awards at an event during the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
    May 5, 2014
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    The third in a series of free telephone discussions on vision diseases takes place on April 30, when BrightFocus Foundation presents “Treatments for Macular Degeneration.” A medical specialist will discuss and answer caller questions on treatments for this eye disease that in advanced stages can result in blurred or distorted vision.
    April 25, 2014
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    BrightFocus Foundation today announced more than $8.7 million in research grant awards, funding cutting-edge science in the search for a cure for diseases of mind and sight. Grants will help support 59 research projects involving scientists in six nations, 19 states, and the District of Columbia
    April 15, 2014
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    A study published today in Science Translational Medicine sheds dramatic new light on a component of the immune system that can help prevent, not cause, damage to blood vessels in the eye. This is an example of the benefits of funding basic researchers who want to pursue innovative—even controversial—avenues of discovery, say officials at BrightFocus Foundation.
    April 2, 2014
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    The second in a series of free telephone discussions on vision diseases takes place on March 26, when BrightFocus Foundation presents “What is on the Horizon for Macular Degeneration?,” a look at research discoveries that could impact prevention and treatments for a disease affecting 11 million Americans.
    March 20, 2014
  • Press Release
    BrightFocus Foundation today joins others in the field of vision research in paying tribute to a giant in the profession—renowned glaucoma expert David L. Epstein, M.D., M.M.M., of the Duke Eye Center at Duke University, who passed away this week.
    March 5, 2014
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