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Research to Prevent Blindness

Making the case that ‘Science Is For All’

Katrina vanden Heuvel, publisher and editor of The Nation magazine and an RPB Trustee, published a powerful Op-Ed in the Washington Post on the danger of proposed budget cuts to the National Institutes of Health and the importance of supporting scientific research to ensure our future.

Read her piece here.

Cover page photo credit: Jose Luis Magana/Associated Press

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Dr. Semenza and colleague work in his lab

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

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

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

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CDA 30th Anniversary book

The Career Development Award Turns 30: Celebrating a Generation of Support for Early-Career Scientists

CDA founded 30 years ago as one of the few private sources of funding aimed specifically at early-career vision researchers.

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Could An Eye Exam Reveal Alzheimer’s Disease?

Study from RPB-supported researchers at Duke University suggests loss of blood vessels in retina reflect changes in brain health.

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Gregory Schwartz in the lab

New Findings on Blood Vessel Regulation

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-SUPPORTED RESEARCHERS INTEGRAL TO NEI’S AUDACIOUS GOALS INITIATIVE

Vision scientists who have received RPB funding will help lead all five research teams, which will seek to accelerate development of regenerative treatments for blindness.

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