Research News

National Glaucoma Research

In glaucoma, problems with mitochondria—a source of cell energy—can damage neurons that carry visual information from the eyes to the brain. Adriana Di Polo, PhD, is testing small molecule drugs that may prevent this damage and boost energy production in these neurons.

Jul 18, 2024
Alzheimer's Disease Research

A new BrightFocus-funded study of cognitively healthy 100-year-olds sheds light on genetic characteristics that protect the brain.

Jul 18, 2024
Macular Degeneration Research

Increased eye inflammation with age may contribute to macular degeneration and present differently between sexes, suggests a new BrightFocus-funded study.

Jul 17, 2024
Alzheimer's Disease Research

Another disease-modifying Alzheimer's therapy hits the market.

Jul 2, 2024
Alzheimer's Disease Research

On June 10, the Food and Drug Administration’s Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee unanimously voted that Eli Lilly’s Alzheimer’s drug, donanemab, is effective for treating early symptomatic Alzheimer’s disease.

Jun 18, 2024
National Glaucoma Research

A new BrightFocus-funded glaucoma vision research study suggests that Black and Asian people receive a critical glaucoma screening test less frequently than others, which could delay sight-saving treatment.

Jun 5, 2024
Alzheimer's Disease Research

A new BrightFocus-funded study found that identifying disruptive sleep patterns may help identify people at risk of Alzheimer’s disease up to seven years prior to end of life.

Jun 5, 2024
Macular Degeneration Research

A new BrightFocus study is revolutionizing our understanding of the eye through research on choroidal blood flow, potentially unlocking future treatments for macular degeneration.

Jun 5, 2024
Alzheimer's Disease Research

A promising new treatment for individuals suffering from stroke, concussion, and traumatic brain injury, known risk factors for dementia, has received approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to move into Phase 2 clinical trials. Learn more.

Mar 28, 2024
Alzheimer's Disease Research

Learn how our funded scientists are advancing new ways of diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease earlier and more accurately.

Mar 28, 2024