• Last year’s ARVO featured a “wish list” of topics young vision scientists want to pursue.  BrightFocus vision grants capture many of their interests.
    Science News
    The world’s largest vision science meeting is about to begin. ARVO 2018 will showcase BrightFocus leadership and the latest advances in macular degeneration and glaucoma research being from achieved by BrightFocus grantees.
    April 26, 2018
  • Sheldon Rowan in the lab he shares with Allen Taylor and other colleagues at the Tufts-USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. Their lab is devoted to studying how nutrition affects age-related vision diseases, including AMD.
    Science News
    At Tufts University in Boston, BrightFocus grantees Sheldon Rowan and Allen Taylor are testing whether diet protects against AMD by influencing the microbiome, or bacteria living in our body. They are leaders in the field of nutrition and the aging eye.
    December 28, 2017
  • Science News
    Ruchira Singh and colleagues at the University of Rochester and worldwide have shown that even rare forms of macular degeneration develop in ways similar to AMD, with drusen formation and extracellular proteins. The goal ahead: effective early treatment approaches.
    December 27, 2017
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