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Research to Prevent Blindness

RPB Funding Helps Researchers Revive Light-Sensing Cells in Organ Donor Eyes

Dr. Frans Vinberg

This ground-breaking research accomplishment will open new doors for research on neurodegenerative diseases like AMD.

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Recording available: RPB webinar on Dry AMD and Geographic Atrophy

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RPB grantees provide expert insight on geographic atrophy and dry AMD as part of the "Lunch & Learn" series.

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Join Us for AMD Awareness Month

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Join RPB and Apellis Pharmaceuticals for a virtual event on Feb. 25 to learn about cutting-edge research into geographic atrophy and dry AMD.

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Dry AMD Virtual Event

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RPB grantees provide expert advice on dry AMD as part of the "Lunch & Learn" series.

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RPB Hosts Virtual AMD Event

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RPB grantees provide expert advice on AMD as part of the "Lunch & Learn" series.

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

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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

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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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