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Vision Research has to become a top priority on the agenda of all decision makers in Europe!

An impairment of vision or even complete blindness has a debilitating impact on the quality of life of the affected person, their relatives and friends and to the economic and social systems as a whole. This factor stimulated many European countries to dedicate resources to investigate the visual system and the underlying processes. Hence, the current social and economic developments and requirements in Europe necessitate for a better support, coordination and orientation of research in the field of visual sciences.

Key steps are a better integration of basic, clinical and applied research efforts, a clear definition of policies and guidelines, an efficient collaboration between the public and private sector together with a substantial increase of information and knowledge transfer activities.

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Researchers identify visual system changes that may signal Parkinson's disease

August 21, 2017

Changes in the visual systems of newly diagnosed Parkinson's disease patients may provide important... [more]


Don't run biomedical science as a business

August 18, 2017

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Inaugural SenSyT symposium celebrates cross-disciplinary sensory research

August 17, 2017

UCL’s unique Sensory Systems, Technologies and Therapies (SenSyT) programmes unite teaching and... [more]


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