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New international research strategy for EC

The EC has just published its new international research strategy.

MicroRNA target site polymorphisms and human disease

by Praveen Sethupathy and Francis S. Collins

US President-Elect Barack Obama’s science positions

Plan for Science and Innovation of Barack Obama and Joe Biden

Interview with the European Vision Awardee 2008

Read the full interview with Dr. Hendrik Scholl.

Roundtable on the Seventh Framework Programme, Brussels, Belgium

A roundtable meeting entitled 'Does the Framework work?' will be held in Brussels, Belgium, on 20 November.

£1/4 Million Lottery Grant for Inherited Blindness Research

Patient-led charity RP Fighting Blindness has been awarded a lottery grant to work in collaboration with London's UCL Institute of Ophthalmology to investigate potential treatments for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a blinding genetic disease of the eye.

EC guide to combining research funding

The EC has recently published the final version of a new guide on how to support research and innovation activities by combining funds through FP7, the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP) and the Structural Funds.

Fluorescence complementation: an emerging tool for biological research

by Y. John Shyu and Chang-Deng Hu

European co-operation on healthcare

The EC has adopted a proposal for a directive aimed at improving healthcare co-operation across Europe.

U.K. Approves New Embryo Law

With the enthusiastic support of the scientific community, the British House of Commons has overwhelmingly approved a wide-ranging bill that expands the country's rules governing work with human embryos.

ARVO International Advocacy Handbook now available online

This useful booklet is full of suggestions and examples to support members as they work to increase funding for vision research in their home countries.

A New Glance at Glia

Glial cells assist sensory neurons to perceive and respond to stimuli by improving the signal-to-noise ratio.

Trends in Neurosciences

Galileo Galilei’s vision of the senses - a Review by Marco Piccolino and Nicholas J. Wade

16th Retina International World Congress 2010

Retina Italia is confirmed as the hosts of the 16th Retina International World Congress 2010

Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science

A new issue (1 November 2008; Vol. 49, No. 11) of Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS) has been made available.