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One of the leading causes of blindness in people over the age of 65, AMD affects about 2 million people in the US, according to the National Eye Institute. The condition damages the macula and leads to the loss of central vision.

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This webinar will demonstrate how a research team at the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at McMaster University developed a cellular and molecular phenotyping pipeline using archived samples of lung tissue derived from patients diagnosed with fibrotic interstitial lung disease.