MSM and Emory Researchers Share New Discovery Connecting Vision and Aging

(ATLANTA) – New findings published by P. Michael Iuvone, PhD, director of vision research at Emory Eye Center, others at Emory University and Morehouse School of Medicine show that circadian clock dysfunction can contribute to abnormal visual function during development and aging.

Their research, “Removal of clock gene Bmal1 from the retina affects retinal development and accelerates cone photoreceptor degeneration during aging” was published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA on Nov. 29, 2018. The work was a collaboration between Emory Eye Center scientists and the lab of Gianluca Tosini, PhD, at Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Tosini is Chief Scientific Research Officer at Morehouse School of Medicine and also serves as chair and professor of the Morehouse Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. 

Read the full release on Emory's website.