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Research from the Catalyst For a Cure has led to four working hypotheses, or themes, which the team of investigators intends to aggressively pursue:
The Catalyst For a Cure researchers seek to establish that their ideas extend beyond the current experimental model of glaucoma by testing their hypotheses in new models and identifying potential biomarkers of disease progression.
The four hypotheses will each be tested through these research approaches developed by the team:
These approaches underscore the complex nature of glaucoma, and how multiple interacting factors may ultimately lead to vision loss from the disease. By understanding the factors that drive retinal ganglion cell decline, these scientists are targeting the most critical steps in glaucoma pathology.
The current three-year phase of Catalyst For a Cure (2011-2013) will be an exciting culmination of various creative research insights that will help us to understand, diagnose, and treat glaucoma.
Last reviewed on December 22, 2011