• Rendition of mineral, fat, and protein deposits in a cell.
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    An international research collaboration has uncovered some clues to macular degeneration’s onset, namely, the discovery of a microscopic mineral “scaffolding” around which drusen deposits—a hallmark sign of the early stages of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)—begin to form.
    February 3, 2015
  • Image of Julianne Moore playing "Alice" in her film "Still Alice"
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    Congratulations to Julianne Moore, star of “Still Alice,” on her “Best Actress” award at the Golden Globes. The film, which opens January 16, portrays the struggle of a college linguistics professor who experiences early Alzheimer’s.
    January 12, 2015
  • Science News
    In the January 2015 issue of Lancet Neurology, Randall Bateman, MD, reviews top achievements in Alzheimer’s research in 2014. A long-time colleague of BrightFocus and one of our current grantees, Bateman is the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Distinguished Professor of Neurology at the Washington University of St. Louis Medical School.
    December 30, 2014
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    A new study suggests that many people with AMD may not be getting their treatment benefits—or their money’s worth—from their ocular vitamins. It turns out that many of the products being marketed may not contain identical ingredient dosages to the AREDS and AREDS2 formulas.
    December 16, 2014
  • Science News
    More than 250 science journalists covered the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington, DC, this week. Two close colleagues of BrightFocus took part in press conferences to explain new directions in Alzheimer’s research.
    November 21, 2014
  • Science News
    For the Alzheimer’s community, new drugs cannot come fast enough. In recent years, trials of disease-modifying drugs have been disappointing, yet they’ve brought valuable knowledge about the optimal timing for when Alzheimer’s can be stopped. Today, there’s a sense that a breakthrough is near. There’s a quantum leap of activity aimed at slowing down Alzheimer’s decades before symptoms appear.
    November 12, 2014
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