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    Scientists have for the first time identified molecules with the potential to block the accumulation of a toxic eye protein that can lead to early onset of glaucoma. Researchers have implicated a mutant form of a protein called myocilin as a possible root cause of this increased eye pressure.
    January 27, 2014
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    Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified variations in a gene that double a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life. Their research is published online in the journal Nature.
    December 11, 2013
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    BrightFocus grantee, Jaehong Suh, Ph.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard, is the lead author of this paper and has documented in animal models new disease-causing mutations for Alzheimer’s. These results provide evidence that the ADAM10 gene is a potential therapeutic target for treatment of the late-onset form of this brain disease.
    September 25, 2013
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