• Sheldon Rowan in the lab he shares with Allen Taylor and other colleagues at the Tufts-USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. Their lab is devoted to studying how nutrition affects age-related vision diseases, including AMD.
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    At Tufts University in Boston, BrightFocus grantees Sheldon Rowan and Allen Taylor are testing whether diet protects against AMD by influencing the microbiome, or bacteria living in our body. They are leaders in the field of nutrition and the aging eye.
    December 28, 2017
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    Ruchira Singh and colleagues at the University of Rochester and worldwide have shown that even rare forms of macular degeneration develop in ways similar to AMD, with drusen formation and extracellular proteins. The goal ahead: effective early treatment approaches.
    December 27, 2017
  • 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
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