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Nomination/applications requested for 2009 Vision Award

The Champalimaud Foundation invites nominations and applications for the €1,000,000 António Champalimaud Vision Award. The deadline for submissions is December 31st 2008

Guide to successful Science Communication

This information is intended to assist project coordinators and team leaders to generate an effective flow of information and publicity about the objectives and results of their work, the contributions made to European knowledge and scientific excellence, the value of collaboration on a Europe-wide scale, and the benefits to EU citizens in general.

Call for ‘RESEARCHERS NIGHT 2009’

This action aims at supporting the efforts undertaken since 2005 in order to bring researchers closer to the larger public, with a view to enhancing their important role in society and in particular within the daily life of citizens.

ARVO Travel Grant Program

The objective of the ARVO Travel Grant Program is to provide partial travel support to investigators who demonstrate potential for future significant research accomplishments, and whose research findings, selected to be presented at the ARVO Annual Meeting, are considered to be of high interest to the vision and ophthalmology community.

The Network of European Neuroscience Schools

In Europe, Neuroscience education at the graduate level is characterised by its broad spectrum of specialist areas as well as a rich diversity of research fields.

The World Health Report 2008

Primary Health Care – Now More Than Ever

ARVO/Alcon Early Career Clinician-Scientist Research Awards

The ARVO/Alcon Early Career Clinician-Scientist Research Awards are available to support researchers who are committed to a career as a clinician-scientist.

The London Project to Cure Blindness

The project aims to prevent blindness, restore sight and ultimately improve quality of life for Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients.

Synaptic Calcium Dynamics

Synaptic calcium signals fuel synapses and neurons by binding to effectors and initiating signal transduction cascades that power processes ranging from milliseconds to days and from local nanodomains to global coordination of gene expression.

Research Job Vacancies

To help researchers identify career opportunities in Europe

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