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The Macula Vision Research Foundation (MVRF) has announced its 2013-2014 grant recipients.
West Conshohocken, PA-The Macula Vision Research Foundation (MVRF) has announced its 2013-2014 grant recipients.
The national nonprofit organization, focused on funding research to find a cure for age-related macular degeneration and other retinal diseases, will provide the grantees $100,000 a year for 3 years to fund their basic research projects that are directly aligned with the mission of MVRF to find treatments and a cure for degenerative eye diseases.
"Some of the scientists we have funded have identified the gene for Leber congenital amaurosis, a disease which causes blindness in children," said Karen and Herb Lotman, founders of MVRF. "We are eager for our new grantees to follow the same path with their research and continue to carry out our mission to find a cure for these types of diseases."
The four grantees receiving funding are:
To date, MVRF has awarded $18.6 million in grants to fund visionary research and is committed to funding the best and brightest researchers in the world.
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