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Althea Lank is treated for age-related macular degeneration at Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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Hope for new macular degeneration treatments buoys patients

Scientists are experimenting with dozens of new treatments, including about 20 in clinical trials, to combat an eye disease that afflicts more than 9 million Americans.


// Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, and the trials of excellence for black women

On a night that should have been a celebration, the players shed tears and a hug as a consolation for the sweet-and-sour sting that comes with being black and a woman and great.

Crumbling concrete, leaking roofs, and busted elevators: the state of the T

Nearly 60 percent of MBTA stations and garages are rated as being in need of major repairs, according to a preliminary assessment the agency conducted of its properties.

// Mike Pence says he had no role in controversial opinion piece

The vice president also said he would take a lie-detector test ‘‘in a heartbeat’’ to prove that he was not the author.

// This 24-year-old Boston student went on as many as three dates a day for a month — all in the name of love

Taking a mathematical approach, a Boston man threw out romance and went for volume.