RPB/IRRF Catalyst Award for Innovative Research Approaches for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

2019 marked the fifth year of collaboration between the International Retinal Research Foundation (IRRF) and Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) in which our collective resources were used to support focused research into the causes and possible cures for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF) joined RPB and IRRF in establishing four more catalyst awards in 2019. These Catalyst Awards for Innovative Research Approaches for AMD will provide up to $300,000 per award, payable over 3 years.

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Astrocyte structural reactivity and plasticity in models of retinal detachment

Photo Above: Drs. Geoffrey Lewis and Steven Fisher and Gabriel Luna, BA, Research Specialist with the Neuroscience Research Institute. Experimental Eye Research, Astrocyte structural reactivity and plasticity in models of retinal detachment, Gabriel Luna, Patrick W. Keeley, Benjamin E. Reese, Kenneth A Linberg, Geoffrey P. Lewis, Steven K. Fisher.  Neuroscience Research Institute, University of California, […]

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Eye site offers new insight on age-related macular degeneration

(Left) A comparison of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and histology on the same eye allows Project MACULA users to identify the cells on a microscope image (bottom) that are responsible for the hyper-reflective spots seen in the OCT (top, red, yellow), plus examine the contents of drusen, AMD’s specific lesion (teal). “From this kind of […]

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Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Novel Homoisoflavonoids for Retinal Neovascularization

Photo Above: The Corson Lab Group. Timothy Corson front right. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.  “Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Novel Homoisoflavonoids for Retinal Neovascularization,”  Helesha D. Basavarajappa, Bit Lee, Hyungjun Lee, Rania S. Sulaiman, Hongchan An, Carlos Magaña, Mehdi Shadmand, Alexandra Vayl, Gangaraju Rajashekhar, Eun-Yeong Kim, Young-Ger Suh, Kiho Lee, Seung-Yong Seo, and Timothy W. […]

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