• Dr. Lewin, right, and Manas Biswal, PhD, co-PI, in their U. of Fla. lab.
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    Two scientists at the University of Florida, supported by a grant from BrightFocus’ Macular Degeneration Research program, have uncovered some tantalizing clues that a drug previously investigated to protect against nerve damage during cancer treatment could offer some protection for the nerve cells of the eye in late-stage dry age-related macular degeneration.
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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    Kip Connor, PhD, with funding from Macular Degeneration Research (MDR), has lead a team of experts to discover an important role of immune cells that regulate, and could potentially stop, abnormal blood vessel growth in advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
    Tuesday, September 5, 2017
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    Our sneak preview of The Crowd & the Cloud, a new PBS series featuring the BrightFocus-funded EyesOnAlz project. Set to air April 6, it’s an epic look at what ordinary citizens are doing to improve health and cure diseases, even Alzheimer’s!
    Monday, March 27, 2017
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    Learn about an exciting citizen science project receiving support from the BrightFocus Alzheimer’s Disease Research program; the first crowd-sourced effort to gather data to help end Alzheimer’s disease.
    Friday, February 24, 2017
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    Francis Hanes, PhD, is using his knowledge of biophysics to advance Alzheimer’s imaging and achieve earlier diagnosis. Read about his BrightFocus-funded research.
    Friday, February 17, 2017
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