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    Sixteen years ago, Bonnielin Swenor, PhD, MPH, was applying to graduate programs when she started losing her vision. “My vision loss occurred pretty quickly,” she told listeners to a recent BrightFocus Chat, Living Well with Vision Loss. “I had a pretty rapid decline in vision, and it really changed a lot of – well, everything, truly – about my life.” At the time, she had dreams of a cancer- and nutrition-related research career. 
    July 15, 2021
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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
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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
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