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20 / 20 Blog Archive

Jul 3 2020 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Dear Colleagues, We believe our program’s strength comes from the ethnic, cultural, and academic diversity of our staff. We passionately believe the science emerging from our laboratories will reduce the suffering from vision loss, but racism is a threat to our science. Racism limits our...
Jun 15 2020 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Palo Alto, CA — Despite the near complete shutdown of in-person laboratory activities at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Stanford Ophthalmology research laboratories remain incredibly productive. A number of graduate students successfully defended their theses via video conferencing,...
Jun 12 2020 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Palo Alto, CA — Dr. Mahajan is committed to the health and safety of his patients in the current COVID-19 environment.  Mahajan said, “Early on we instituted a number of policies and procedures throughout the Byers Eye Institute to ensure patient and staff safety. These procedures were very...
Jun 11 2020 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog, Press
Palo Alto, CA — Despite progressively losing his vision to a genetic retinal degenerative disease, Michael Stone, an athlete and small business owner, is active, optimistic, and determined. He channels his energy into running and biking, teaming up with friends to guide him through these activities...
Jun 8 2020 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog, Press
Palo Alto, Ca — Genetic testing doesn’t always provide a diagnosis, so Vinit Mahajan M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of ophthalmology at Stanford University, has applied proteomics to better understand disease in his patients.  Proteomics is the large-scale analysis of protein expression, and for...

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