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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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New Findings on Blood Vessel Regulation

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A study from an RPB-supported researcher at Northwestern University School of Medicine could speed up the diagnosis of retinal diseases.

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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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Alternative Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy

RPB-supported commentary on approaches to using the anti-VEGF therapy.

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New Retinal Disease Discovered

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RPB-supported researchers have found a new, rare inherited retinal disease. The  investigators hope that finding the genetic cause will increase understanding of more common retinal diseases. The macula,...

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New Vision Screening Device Provides Early Warning of Diabetic Eye Disease

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RPB-supported research yields test that could give doctors and patients  a head start on treating diabetes and...

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Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy Reversed

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Two leading causes of blindness can be reversed or even prevented by drugs that activate a protein found in blood vessel cells. The discovery is an example of basic science research yielding a discovery with direct...

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