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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...
Apr 28 2019 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Vancouver, BC—Mahajan Lab member Teja Chemudupati, a clinical research coordinator working with Stanford surgeons Vinit Mahajan M.D., Ph.D. and Prithvi Mruthyunjaya M.D., presented his research in Canada at the 91stAnnual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology that...
Apr 19 2019 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Palo Alto, CA — Mahajan lab members Gabriel Velez and Teja Chemudupati presented their latest research on choroidal melanoma at the 2019 Inaugural Byers Young Investigator Research Conference. Research topics included clinical trials, digital health, and basic translational research.