Vision Research in Europe

Gene therapy targets inner retina to combat blindness

Gene therapy to the inner retina prevented blindness in a mouse model of the neuro-degenerative disorder CLN3 Batten disease. Adeno-associated viral (AAV)-mediated expression of the human CLN3 gene led to significant survival of bipolar cells and pre-served retinal function, as reported in the...
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Creating the Future - Hector Research Career Development Award 2020

Since 2020, the Hector Fellow Academy offers the opportunity to apply for the Hector Research Career Development Award (Hector RCD Award). W1 assistant professors (with or without Tenure Track) and junior research group leaders in similar positions in natural or engineering sciences, medicine or...
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A new genetic switch for stem cell engineering

A new approach that solves this issue has been developed at the Vision Institute by the team of Jean Livet in collaboration with the laboratories of Stéphane Nedelec and Alexandra Rebsam at the Institut du Fer à Moulin, Michel Cohen-Tannoudji at the Pasteur Institute and Samuel Tozer at the Ecole...
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Neural circuits in the mouse retina support color vision in the upper visual field

In the last decade, mice have become an important model system for biomedical research. Many ideas of how the healthy visual system works stems from studies in mice. Recently, a paper by Szatko, Korympidou and colleagues in Nature Communications answered a fundamental question about mouse vision –...
» Neural circuits in the mouse retina support color vision in the upper visual field

Mitochondria assist in maintaining homeostasis across the photoreceptor cell layer

A new article recently published in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America) highlights the role for the specialised arrangement of the mitochondria in photoreceptor health and disease. The paper, "Symmetric arrangement of mitochondria: plasma membrane...
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The Ophthalmologist Power list 2020

The Ophthalmologist Power List 2020 honours clinicians, scientists and engineers who have made a significant contribution to their field.
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