Congratulations to former BrightFocus grantee Joel S. Schuman, MD, who has been appointed chair of ophthalmology at New York University's Langone Medical Center in New York City. Previously he was professor and chair of ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and director of the UPMC Eye Center
A research team, supported in part by BrightFocus Foundation, wanted to know whether patients who received the drug L-DOPA as treatment for Parkinson’s or other diseases were protected from AMD. After combing through massive amounts of medical chart data, their answer is yes.
Research by BrightFocus grantee Matthew Campbell, PhD, of Trinity College Dublin, represents a potential new way to help clear the brain of a build-up of the toxic amyloid beta (Aβ) that leads to Alzheimer’s.