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The ADOA Association Donates $100,000 to the University at Buffalo for Optic Nerve Research

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

We are thrilled to announce that the ADOA Association donated $100,000 for the medical research of optic nerve regeneration.

Our donation helps fund the work of Dr. Taosheng Huang, MD, PhD, chief of the Division of Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB. We are also partnering with him on a $2 million grant application to support optic nerve regeneration.

“Ultimately, this project will allow us to examine how cell-growth signaling pathways such as rapamycin, or mTOR, are altered in optic atrophy. This will provide valuable information for developing new treatments aimed at rejuvenating the optic nerve in patients suffering from autosomal dominant optic atrophy,” says Huang.

Thanks to our generous donors, sponsors, supporters, volunteers, family, friends and community, we were able to reach this first major milestone, and we won't stop until we find a cure!

To get involved in the Fight for Sight or make a donation, visit our giving page.

To read the full article from UB, click here.


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