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Research to Prevent Blindness

Research to Prevent Blindness Grantee Dr. Gregg Semenza Wins Nobel Prize in Medicine

Dr. Semenza and colleague work in his lab

Dr. Semenza is being recognized for his discoveries related to how cells respond to low oxygen levels, which have implications for the treatment of cancer, eye diseases and more.

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RPB and Partners Award $1.2 Million In Grants for Novel AMD Research

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Four new grantees received the Catalyst Awards for Innovative Research Approaches for AMD.

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RPB and AUPO Announce Recipient of RPB David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding AMD Research

Jayakrishna Ambati headshot

RPB and AUPO announce the 2018 recipient of the award focused on age-related macular degeneration.

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Study Tests Stem Cell-based Therapy for Advanced Dry AMD

Dr. Amir Kashani

RPB-supported researchers at the University of Southern California Roski Eye Institute conducted the human trial.

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Reversing Retinal Degenerative Diseases: We’re One Step Closer

Dr. Stephen Tsang at work in the lab.

RPB-supported researchers made a critical discovery about the gene mutation that causes many retinal degenerative diseases, opening the door for a new line of research into potential treatments.

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New Stem Cell Model Replicates Macular Degeneration

Human induced pluripotent stem cell-retinal pigment epithelium in a dish

The model will allow researchers to better assess treatments for this hard-to-study cause of blindness.

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Researchers ID Key Compounds Related to Blood Vessel Growth in Wet AMD

Choroidal neovascular lesion with associated blood vessels and immune cells

The findings may have significant therapeutic implications for AMD, the most common cause of elderly blindness in the developed world

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RPB Presents Scientists at the Frontiers of Retinal Research

At the ARVO Inaugural Press Conference, three RPB-funded scientists pushing the boundaries of imaging, early detection, regeneration.

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Functional Biomarker for Age-related Macular Degeneration Found

Adults whose eyes are slow to adjust to the dark have a greater risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.

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Statins May Treat Dry AMD

Some patients taking high doses of a cholesterol-lowering medication had complete resolution of lipid deposits in the dry form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Parkinson Drug May Prevent and Delay AMD

Clock face obscured by AMD

RPB-supported researchers have made a significant discovery that might lead to the delay or prevention of the most common cause of blindness in the elderly.

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