• Scientists participating in the Alzheimer's Fast Track Workshop
    Science News
    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.
    October 17, 2019
  • Virginia M.Y. Lee, PhD
    Science News
    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.
    September 16, 2019
  • Joel Schuman accepting the 2019 BrightFocus Scientific Impact Award
    Science News
    The research and discoveries of clinician-scientist Joel S. Schuman, MD, are having a big impact on vision diseases, including glaucoma. Early support from BrightFocus had a big impact on his career.
    July 23, 2019
  • Müller cells invading the subretinal space in response to retinal distress.
    Science News
    At ARVO 2019, the world’s largest gathering of vision scientists, BrightFocus grantees stood out for their insights into key cells in the retina and surrounding tissue that participate in macular degeneration.
    May 30, 2019
  • Brain scan images
    Science News
    Learn what LATE is, the brain regions that are affected by this disorder, how many people may have this form of dementia, how it is currently diagnosed, and the next steps for research.
    May 23, 2019
  • Universal precautions taken during surgery protect against the spread of Aβ “seeds” and other potential biological contaminants.
    Science News
    A recent study focused attention on whether Alzheimer’s disease can spread from one human to another. The risk remains small as long as standard precautions are followed during surgery and other procedures.
    February 8, 2019
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