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Sep 11 2018 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Palo Alto, CA — Patients with diabetes suffer ongoing damage to their retina that can result in blindness. Oxidative chemicals produced in the eye are a key factor.  Katherine Wert Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the Mahajan Laboratory, searched for antioxidant proteins in the human eye and found a...
Jul 31 2018 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Park City, UT — Every summer for the past sixty-one years, the American Eye Study Club (AESC) has brought together ophthalmologists from across the country to share their expertise. Topics range from new surgical techniques and eye research to personalized patient care and global ophthalmology. 
Jul 26 2018 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
San Francisco, CA — The majority of astronauts who travel in space for a prolonged period of time experience vision loss. Some vision problems are resolved after returning to earth, but others are irreversible. This was a critical issue addressed at the annual International Space Station Research...
Jul 14 2018 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Keystone, CO — Gabe Velez, an M.D., Ph.D. student in Dr. Mahajan’s lab, was selected to give a poster presentation at the 33rdAnnual National M.D., Ph.D. Student Conference.  
Jul 12 2018 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Palo Alto, CA — Dr. Vinit Mahajan and Dr. Stephen Tsang of Columbia University, along with their trainees, have written several review articles about gene therapy and eye disease in an effort to keep researchers abreast of cutting-edge technologies that are transforming treatment plans and patient...