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NIH’s new sexual-harassment rules are still too weak, say critics

The agency has outlined actions it may take to deal with bullies and harassers, but it still relies on universities to report bad behaviour.

An official entity: European Innovation Council Equity Fund for high-impact innovation

The EIC Fund, which will provide equity from €0.5m to €15m to breakthrough innovation companies selected for EIC Accelerator blended finance support (grant and equity), has become an official entity.

A revolutionary new treatment alternative to corneal transplantation

"Our work has led to an effective and accessible solution called LiQD Cornea to treat corneal perforations without the need for transplantation," said Griffith. She is also a full professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Université de Montréal.

Study reveals new insight into Fuchs’ endothelial corneal dystrophy

The molecular changes that lead to Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) occur decades before the disease causes blurry vision and other noticeable symptoms in patients, new research by UT Southwestern scientists shows.

Take our postdoctoral-researcher survey

Results from the inaugural study will reveal crucial information about the deepest worries, hopes and triumphs of postdocs around the world.

Top experts propose potential EU missions for further consultation with Europeans

High-level independent experts proposed potential EU missions: bold goals to be achieved within a set timeframe aimed at tackling some of our greatest global challenges.

Gene Therapy for Blindness May Hold Key to Coronavirus Vaccine

A COVID-19 vaccine unlike any other in development is gaining attention.

EIC presents roadmap for Europe to lead in the technologies and industries of the future

European Innovation Council Advisory Board presents roadmap for Europe to lead in the technologies and industries of the future

Joint statement on scientific advice to European policy makers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

European Commission’s independent Group of Chief Scientific Advisors (GCSA), the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE) and Peter Piot, special advisor to the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, published a joint statement on scientific advice to European policy makers concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.

Researchers develop artificial liquid retinal prosthesis to counteract the effects of eye disorders

Researchers at IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italian Institute of Technology) has led to the revolutionary development of an artificial liquid retinal prosthesis to counteract the effects of diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration that cause the progressive degeneration of photoreceptors of the retina, resulting in blindness.

New ARVO Trustee Leopold Schmetterer

Leopold Schmetterer, Visiting Professor Translational Retinal Research at IOB, has been elected as new Board of Trustees member for Physiology/Pharmacology (PH) at ARVO, the largest and most respected eye and vision research organization in the world.

Role of human amniotic membrane in surgery of recurrent macular holes

Clinical studies are under way to confirm the promising results obtained so far with subretinal implantation of human amniotic membrane plugs in the treatment of large and recurrent macular holes.

Is deep learning the future of diabetic retinopathy screening?

Deep learning could have an application in the diagnosis and management of retinal diseases. Here’s what clinicians need to know.

Study finds unexpected suspect in age-related macular degeneration

Scientists have identified an unexpected player in the immune reaction gone awry that causes vision loss in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new study published in eLife.

Bleb leaks treated with minimally invasive conjunctival surgery

Injecting lidocaine and stretching conjunctiva over it to tie and anchor into sclera offers a simple and safe procedure for treating bleb leaks, a complication of trabeculectomy.