• Recently more than 100 vision scientists attended the first-ever BrightFocus Glaucoma Fast Track.  By jump-starting research careers and fostering collaboration, the workshop will speed progress towards new treatments and cures.
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    BrightFocus Foundation recently held its first-ever Glaucoma FastTrack to accelerate the fight for a cure by investing in promising young scientists in the field of vision research.
    November 30, 2017
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    A groundbreaking study is providing a more complete understanding of how Alzheimer’s disease worsens in the brain, helping to unite what had been two separate schools of thought on the causes of Alzheimer’s, and accelerating future research into effective treatments and cure.
    November 2, 2017
  • 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.
    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).
    September 5, 2017
  • From left, Series host Waleed Abdalati and producer Geoff Haines-Stiles join BrightFocus’ Sarah DiSandro, Beth Weaver, and Martha Taggart at a Washington screening of The Crowd & the Cloud
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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!
    March 27, 2017
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