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European Science Foundation calls for more and better medical imaging research

The European Science Foundation (ESF) has called for greater collaboration across Europe on research on medical imaging.

Science minister wants focus on fewer disciplines

Plan would concentrate UK funds on research of benefit to the economy.

Structural Genomics Knowledgebase

The Structural Genomics Knowledgebase (SGKB) is a free, comprehensive resource produced in a collaboration between the Protein Structure Initiative (PSI) and Nature Publishing Group (NPG).

Practical Guide to EU funding

The new Practical Guide to EU funding opportunities for Research and Innovation has been published

New issue of IOVS journal

A new issue of Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science is available dated from 1 February 2009; Vol. 50, No. 2

Shaffer International Glaucoma Fellowship Program

Every year, the Glaucoma Research and Education Group (GREG) in San Francisco sponsors an international ophthalmologist for an 18-month Clinical Research Fellowship

European Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry – hESCreg

Human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research holds unprecedented promise for the development of cellular therapies for degenerative pathologies and trauma.

Review of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute Symposium 2008

For two days in October 2008, researchers collected at Vanderbilt University for a focused symposium entitled “Neurodegeneration in Glaucoma: From Mechanisms to New Treatments.”

Atlas of Ophthalmology

The Atlas of Ophthalmology is a public online database, free of charge, edited by specialists in the field.

Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 confirms UCL’s multidisciplinary research strength

The most recent Research Assessment Exercise has once more confirmed the outstanding quality of research carried out at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

Science in the meltdown

The research enterprise faces many uncertainties in the looming global recession - but it also has many strengths that may help it weather the storm. Nature investigates.

ARVO Call for Nominations: 2009 Annual Meeting Program Committee

Nominations for the 2009 Annual Meeting Program Committee may be submitted through February 13. All nominations must be submitted electronically.

US-President Obama's Inaugural Nod to Science

“We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology's wonders to raise health care's quality and lower its cost.”

New rules for international travelers to the US

Citizens of current Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries travelling to the US are subject to the new Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) from January 12, 2009.

Fish with Mirror Eyes

A Novel Vertebrate Eye Using Both Refractive and Reflective Optics by Wagner