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Research to Prevent Blindness

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

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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?

Retinal image of person with 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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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-SUPPORTED RESEARCHERS INTEGRAL TO NEI’S AUDACIOUS GOALS INITIATIVE

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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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EMERGING VISION SCIENTISTS EDUCATE, THANK CONGRESS FOR RESEARCH APPROPRIATIONS

2018 class of EVS

(NAEVR) held its Fourth Annual Emerging Vision Scientists (EVS) Day on Capitol Hill and twenty early-stage investigators participated.

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RPB AND LCIF TO CONTINUE LOW VISION RESEARCH AWARD PARTNERSHIP

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Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) and Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) announced today that they will continue their partnership in the RPB/LCIF Low Vision Research Award.

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RPB researchers honored with 2018 António Champalimaud Vision Award

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Four RPB-supported researchers and a Scientific Advisory Panel member have been honored with the prestigious 2018 António Champalimaud Vision Award for their groundbreaking research

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IN THE FUTURE, ALZHEIMER’S MAY BE PREDICTED DURING EYE EXAMS

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RPB-funded researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (WUSTL) have found a correlation in 30 older patients between retina thinning and elevated levels of tau and amyloid proteins that are the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.

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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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Groundbreaking Gene Therapy for Retinal Disease

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The first patient receives an FDA-approved gene therapy for inherited retinal disease at Mass. Eye and Ear.

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