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Bigger is better in virtual drug screens

A system has been devised that computationally screens hundreds of millions of drug candidates — all of which can be made on demand — against biological targets. This could help to make drug discovery more efficient.

Overdue: a US advisory board for research integrity

When it comes to fostering rigour and scientific integrity, US research institutions are stuck.

NIH asks federal watchdog to investigate 12 allegations related to foreign influence

A newly released letter from a government watchdog has shed a little light on an ongoing U.S. government effort to scrutinize federally funded biomedical research for potentially problematic foreign involvement.

New Retina International Choroideremia Special Interest Group

Retina International was approached in October by patient representatives affected by Choroideremia, who have asked if RI would consider forming a patient network. With this in mind, we have formed the Retina International Choroideremia Special Interest Group (SIG) (RI-CHM). This will be made up of volunteer patient experts who will work to connect satellite groups and organisations, as well as individuals and families affected by Choroideremia.

Indian government to boost stipend for early-career scientists

But researchers say the 25% increase is not enough to meet living costs.

Researchers discover new biomarker for age-related macular degeneration

Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, along with collaborators from the University of Iowa, have discovered a genetic biomarker that is associated with age-related macular degeneration and delayed rod-mediated dark adaptation—the first visual function for incident AMD in older adults with normal macular health and early AMD.

Top 5 Risk Factors for AMD

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss among Americans ages 65 and over. Know your risks and save your sight.

Trial using donated eye tissue offers stem cell surgery hope

People with sight problems could benefit from a surgical trial advance that has been shown to help restore the surface of the eye.

First Patient successfully implanted with eye pressure sensor for Glaucoma

This first-in-human clinical study is being conducted to validate the sensor implant for continual monitoring of intraocular pressure in glaucoma

Researchers report vision-based neurotransmitter events for the first time

How does vision work, and what happens in the brain during the process?

Alcon Retina Fellows Institute launched to provide retinal surgery training

The unique educational offering supports retina fellows during a weekend-long training at the Alcon Experience Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

Modeling the most common form of vision loss in older adults

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects roughly 200,000 individuals in the United States each year.

Minimally invasive retinal detachment has better outcomes, clinical trial findings

A minimally invasive treatment for retinal detachment gives patients sharper vision, less distortion and reduced side-effects, according to the findings of a randomized controlled trial performed at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto.

Why a postdoc might not advance your career

Two studies reiterate that very few postdoctoral researchers land academic posts — and suggest that the skills postdocs learn are not sought by employers outside academia.

Scientists combine technologies to view the retina in unprecedented detail

By combining two imaging modalities—adaptive optics and angiography—investigators at the National Eye Institute (NEI) can see live neurons, epithelial cells, and blood vessels deep in the eye's light-sensing retina.