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Renowned award for Dasha Nelidova

Dasha Nelidova has won a major global award, the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists.
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Automated screening for diabetes-related eye disease by novel deep learning method

Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München together with LMU University Eye Hospital Munich and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) created a novel deep learning method that makes automated screenings for eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy more efficient.
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A new generation of optogenetic tools for research and medicine

The European Research Council (ERC) is providing 10 million euros in funding for an interdisciplinary, collaborative project in the structural and biophysical analysis of selected photoreceptors and their development into “OptoGPCRs”, light-controlled molecular switches with a wide range of...
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Report on the ERN-EYE Virtual Meeting 2020

Usually October is the month of the ERN-EYE annual workshop. This year, as the General Annual Meeting in March had to be postponed and as it is still not possible to do face-to-face meetings, ERN-EYE organised its meeting in virtual from 14th to 15th October 2020.
» Report on the ERN-EYE Virtual Meeting 2020

Interdisciplinary project "Maintaining sharp vision even in old age"

Carl Zeiss Foundation supports interdisciplinary project "Maintaining sharp vision even in old age" at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
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Retina International Change in Leadership

Joint statement from Ms. Christina Fasser, outgoing President, and Mr. Franz Badura, newly instated Chairperson of Retina International
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New mechanism of disease discovered for Retinitis Pigmentosa

A paper published in The American Journal of Human Genetics presents the results of a study by researchers at UCL IoO and Moorfields Eye Hospital
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World Sight Day on 8 October!

World Sight Day, held on the second Thursday of October each year marks an important day to bring together colleagues from around the world to promote and advocate for eye health preservation.
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eXcellence in Ophthalmology Vision Award (XOVA) 2020

This year, a record number of 156 non-profit eye health initiatives from 38 countries were submitted - Congratulations to the XOVA Winners 2020
» eXcellence in Ophthalmology Vision Award (XOVA) 2020

Tools to study congenital brain malformations and vision disorders in organoids

"It is an exciting time for personalized medicine. We expect there to be rapid innovations to further develop brain and retina organoid protocols for high-throughput screening, as well as toward near-physiological completeness, and single-cell genomic technologies are in place to resolve...
» Tools to study congenital brain malformations and vision disorders in organoids