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Melanie Campbell of the Department of Physics and Astronomy as well as the School of Optometry and Vision Science at Waterloo received a grant worth $490,000 from the Canada Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The grant will support Campbell's work into detecting amyloid beta in the neural tissue of the retina at the rear of the eye. Amyloid beta, a protein, forms deposits in the brain in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.