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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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    In 2003, after his mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen put part of his fortune into brain research. What a fitting legacy for an “idea man,” whose philanthropy remains an inspiration.
    October 17, 2018
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