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Candesartan to treat retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy remains a leading cause of visual loss in people of working age. The DIRECT studies assess whether candesartan treatment could slow the progression and induce regression of retinopathy in people with type 2 diabetes.

Special Online Collection: Cell Signaling 2008

In this October 2008 special feature, Science and Science Signaling team up to explore the state of the art in recent research on the complex biochemical signals that regulate living cells.

Finance in crisis

As the world faces its biggest financial crisis in decades, Nature keeps you updated on what it all means for science.

ARVO 2009 Abstract Submission

The ARVO 2009 Annual Meeting Abstract Submission program is now available. Abstracts may be submitted through 11:59pm EST, Friday, December 5, 2008.

‘The eye's aplanatic answer’

by P. Artal & J. Tabernero published in Nature Photonics

Winners of 2008 António Champalimaud Vision Award Announced

The recipients of the 2008 Vision Award are Dr. Jeremy Nathans and Dr. King-Wai Yau, both faculty members at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.

Innovative Medicines Initiative proves popular

Figures have just been released on the number of Expressions of Interest (EoI) submitted to the first IMI calls that closed on 15 July 2008. IMI was the first Joint Technology Initiative to launch calls for proposals.

New CORDIS website for Article 169 initiatives

CORDIS, which is the EC’s website for research, has launched a new service providing detailed information on the four Article 169 Initiatives.

ERC annual report and projects database

The European Research Council (ERC) has published its annual report on its activities and achievements during 2007.

Outcry at scale of inheritance project

NIH launches multi-million-dollar epigenomics programme

Research infrastructures database launched

The EC has launched the ‘European Portal on Research Infrastructures’, which is an online database. It is hoped that it will assist the EC and Member States in gaining a better overview and understanding of the current landscape for research infrastructures in Europe. It is further hoped that this information will assist with the future planning for the requirements of the research communities in Europe.

Europe at a Glance

A quick and rich information source not only for scientists and researchers.

Talking Science

Created by the British Council, the Talking Science website provides up-to-date information and links to the latest ideas in science communication in the UK

Mutation in retinitis pigmentosa

Shomi Bhattacharya and colleagues report the identification of six independent mutations in EYS, encoding an ortholog of Drosophila spacemaker, in families with autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa. EYS is expressed in photoreceptor cells and likely has a role in the modeling of retinal architecture.

New publication on EU-funded health research

The EC has published a new booklet on EU health research entitled ‘European research for a healthier future’.