Link between Macular Degeneration, Atherosclerosis (audio) Washington University School of Medicine Share Print E-Mail Loading audio... Caption Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a particular aging-related mechanism contributes to some seemingly unrelated diseases, and the study raises the possibility that some drugs prescribed to lower cholesterol also may turn out to be effective treatments for the blinding eye disease macular degeneration. Jim Dryden reports. Credit Washington University BioMed Radio Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.