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Jun 09, 2017, 15:01 ET BrightFocus Foundation Honors Scientists and Activists in Fight to Defeat Alzheimer's and Vision Disease

BrightFocus Foundation, a Maryland-based nonprofit, hosted an awards dinner on June 8 in Washington, DC to celebrate some of the world's most...


Jul 26, 2016, 11:00 ET Health-eBrain Study to Launch Phase II

 BrightFocus Foundation, Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer's Initiative, AnthroTronix, and Mindoula, have launched Phase...


Jun 10, 2016, 15:17 ET BrightFocus Foundation Presents Science, Advocacy Awards for Alzheimer's and Vision Disease

 BrightFocus Foundation, a Maryland-based nonprofit, hosted an inaugural awards dinner on June 9 at the United States Institute of Peace in...


May 03, 2016, 13:46 ET Dr. Dean Bok Awarded Prestigious Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research

 Noted vision researcher Dr. Dean Bok of UCLA will today receive the prestigious 2016 Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research, BrightFocus...


Apr 29, 2016, 13:00 ET BrightFocus Foundation Announces $11.7 Million for Research on Alzheimer's and Vision Diseases

BrightFocus Foundation today announced $11.7 million in promising new scientific research projects, its largest annual investment toward finding...


Nov 09, 2015, 11:00 ET New Study: Leading Cause of Blindness Could Be Prevented or Delayed

In a major scientific breakthrough, a drug used to treat Parkinson's and related diseases may be able to delay or prevent macular degeneration, the...


Mar 16, 2015, 15:22 ET BrightFocus Foundation Announces $11 Million for Research on Alzheimer's and Vision Diseases

 BrightFocus Foundation today announced $11 million in new research grant awards, a record amount for the non-profit in its efforts to cure...


Jan 29, 2015, 13:00 ET New PSA Campaign Promotes Better Eye Health

Targeting the growing rates of glaucoma and macular degeneration, the BrightFocus Foundation today launched a new Public Service Announcement (PSA)...


Jul 11, 2014, 10:00 ET BrightFocus Foundation Announces 55 New Grant Recipients for Alzheimer's and Vision Disease Research

BrightFocus Foundation, a nonprofit organization funding cutting-edge, innovative research on Alzheimer's disease and the vision diseases of...


May 21, 2014, 13:30 ET College Students to Bike Cross Country to Help End Alzheimer's

 On May 24, 12 fraternity brothers from Western Kentucky University will leave from Oceanside, CA on a coast-to-coast bike...


Jul 10, 2013, 09:00 ET BrightFocus Foundation Announces $7.2 Million in New Grants For Alzheimer's and Vision Disease Research

 BrightFocus Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds innovative, early-stage research on Alzheimer's disease and the vision diseases of...


Jun 17, 2013, 11:27 ET Research Goals in National Alzheimer's Plan Require More Funding from Congress

We commend the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for updating the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease, released today. The...


Feb 13, 2013, 08:30 ET BrightFocus Foundation Introduces Inspiring New Public Service Campaign "Now Is the Moment to End Alzheimer's Disease"

 Families who have lived with Alzheimer's disease share their personal stories and proclaim "Now Is the Moment" to end this life-shattering...


Jan 31, 2013, 08:35 ET Marking Its 40-Year Anniversary, American Health Assistance Foundation Announces Name Change to BrightFocus Foundation to Better Reflect Its Mission to Save Mind and Sight

 Marking its 40th anniversary year, the nonprofit American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) announced today that it has changed its name to...


Jan 31, 2013, 08:00 ET Leading Alzheimer's and Vision Researchers Warn of "Brain Drain" as Scientists Struggle to Find Funding

 BrightFocus Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds research worldwide to save sight and mind, today released the results of a survey...