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    MDFA awarded a total funding pool of more than $1 million in May 2021 to eight exciting researchers, bringing our total investment in research to $5.1m since 2011.

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    Potential treatment for atrophic AMD on the horizon

    Results have now been presented at medical conferences in the USA.

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    Nutrition and AMD

    Dr Liubov Robman’s MDFA funded study investigated the role of nutrition in age-related macular degeneration.

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    Potential new treatment for dry AMD

    Apellis announces initial results from two phase III studies in geographic atrophy.

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    Night vision and AMD

    Researcher Chi Luu develops new technology to test night vision in early AMD.

    Researcher Prof Bamini Gopinath

    Professor Bamini Gopinath has received Research Grants for AMD research on lifestyle, nutrition and carers.

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    In the lab: Professor Erica Fletcher

    MDFA funding has allowed Professor Erica Fletcher to take strides towards identifying people at risk of age-related macular degeneration. 

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    Laura Downie Mad-CCAT

    We awarded a research grant to develop an innovative auditing platform called the Macular Degeneration Clinical Care Audit Tool (MaDCCAT) to assess the eye care received by people with AMD.

    Studying biomarkers in the blood

    MDFA funding allowed A/Prof Gerald Liew to study biomarkers in the blood that suggest a defect in mitochondrial function may be linked to AMD.

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    Meet a researcher: Prof Steven Krilis

    Prof Steven Krilis received an MDFA Research Grant to examine the critical role that two proteins have in the development of AMD.