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BrightFocus Foundation announces $7.2 million in grants for Alzheimer's and vision disease research
Date:7/10/2013

ys; and some are using cell-based therapies to try to restore the brain circuits made during memory formation. Still others are studying how problems with brain blood flow contribute to Alzheimer's disease.

Glaucoma Research

For all three diseases, scientists want to know how inflammation and the body's immune response system may be involved, making the body turn against healthy cells in the brain or eyes. Several glaucoma researchers are examining the mind-eye connection, and why changes in the brain may contribute to the development of glaucoma long before vision loss occurs. Early detection is particularly important for glaucoma: in the U.S., an estimated half of the three million people with glaucoma may not know they have the disease.

Macular Degeneration Research

New cell-based and gene-based therapies may help stop the nerve damage and the loss of the eye's retinal cells involved in macular degeneration. The latest cell regeneration techniques may allow scientists to restore damaged eye cells or generate new healthy ones. Researchers are also investigating the mysterious presence of micro RNAs, a large group of small molecules that may affect the functioning of the retina in macular degenerationas well as brain functions in Alzheimer's disease.


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Contact: Alice L. Kirkman
akirkman@brightfocus.org
301-556-9349
AHAF-American Health Assistance Foundation
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