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    Speaking recently to a BrightFocus Chat audience, a leading vision scientist expressed hope for potential treatments for geographic atrophy (GA), one of the major causes of vision loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
    March 16, 2021
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    To celebrate the February 11 United Nations’ International Day of Women and Girls in Science, BrightFocus hosted a discussion featuring the three women leading its scientific grants program.
    February 11, 2021
  • Dr. Burdon sees her work as a way to honor my grandfather...an ophthalmologist that  provided eye treatment to Aboriginal Australians.
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    Working to save sight, BrightFocus’ National Glaucoma Research program is supporting Kathryn Burdon, PhD, of Australia’s University of Tazmania and Girum Gessesse, MD, of Ethiopia’s St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College to expand our scientific understanding of glaucoma in Africa.
    October 8, 2020
  • Matthew Campbell, PhD and Sarah Doyle, PhD
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    Sarah Doyle, PhD, and Matthew Campbell, PhD, have spent much of their married life doing research together. In this interview (reposted from 2016), they talk about how their partnership began, what continues to drive them, and surprising turns their work has taken on the path to curing diseases of mind and sight.
    June 19, 2020
  • W. Daniel Stamer, PhD, delivering inaugural remarks at ARVO 2020
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    Longtime friend and ARVO President Dan Stamer, PhD, tells us about his EyeFind initiative, alternative plans for this year’s annual meeting, how research is a team sport, and why he and other scientists are desperate to get back to the lab.
    April 28, 2020
  • Working in the Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging lab to help with the COVID-19 pandemic
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    University of Denver Alzheimer’s researcher Lotta Granholm-Bentley, PhD, DDS, is playing a key role in her community’s medical response to the coronavirus, and working with Colorado seniors to help combat the sense of isolation many are feeling during these difficult times. 
    April 14, 2020
  • Dr. Wilcock and colleagues during a Zoom meeting
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    As the global coronavirus pandemic began to hit our nation, University of Kentucky Alzheimer’s researcher Donna M. Wilcock, PhD and her team wanted to do something to help their community address the shortage of medical supplies hindering the local response.
    April 9, 2020
  • Dr. Diane Bovenkamp speaking at the Geroscience Summit 2019.
    Science News
    Gains in life expectancy have been accompanied by a rise in age-related diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Geroscience, as a field, wants to reduce age-related diseases, and BrightFocus is excited about partnering with this interdisciplinary field. .
    January 10, 2020
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