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. .
Geroscience, as a field, seeks to intervene with aspects of aging that increase the risk of disease. In a Q&A, BrightFocus VP of Scientific Affairs Diane Bovenkamp, PhD, thinks that could help find cures for diseases of mind and sight.
The BrightFocus Glaucoma Fast Track Workshop is a day-long workshop providing a unique immersive environment for early-stage scientists focused on glaucoma research or those who want to enter the field to accelerate their path towards becoming an expert in this exciting field.
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.
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.
Diseases of mind and sight share neurodegenerative features in common. BrightFocus is leading the way to explore them so that what’s learned about one disease may benefit another in the search for cures.
July 31, 2019
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