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Jun 7 2019 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Irvine, CA –Since graduating from the University of California at Irvine with an M.D., Ph.D., Stanford Ophthalmologist Vinit Mahajan has built a successful scientific career that bridges the gap between laboratory research and surgery. He has been a mentor for junior faculty, fellows, residents,...
Jun 4 2019 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Palo Alto, CA – Calling a disease orphan, or rare, can be misleading considering millions of Americans suffer from thousands of orphan diseases that are often serious or life threatening. Together these diseases constitute a serious public health concern, but they often receive limited...
May 31 2019 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Palo Alto, CA – What is myopic degeneration? Myopia, or nearsightedness, is the most common eye condition in people under 40. It is characterized by blurry central vision due to a gradual increase in the distance between the cornea and the retina. In most cases, this elongation poses no risk to eye...
May 15 2019 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Palo Alto, CA – What is genetic testing? Genetic testing allows physicians and researchers to identify variations in a patient’s DNA to determine if an abnormal gene is present and causing disease and if there is a chance that the DNA variance can be passed on to the patient’s descendants.
May 10 2019 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Menlo Park, CA — Gabe Valez, an M.D., Ph.D. student, and Jing Yang, a research technician, are an integral part of the Mahajan team studying the structure and function of the calpain-5 (CAPN5) protein and its role in the development of Neovascular Inflammatory Vitreoretinopathy, a rare blinding eye...

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