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EVI Top List of Women in European Vision Research and Ophthalmology 2021

The European Vision Institute is thrilled to announce the “TOP LIST of excellent Women in European Vision Research and Ophthalmology 2021”.
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Tracking the traces of light in the short-lived memory of the eyes

The traces light leaves on the retina close gaps in visual perception and provide continuity in knowing what is where as we move.
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Scientists discover gene therapy provides neuroprotection to prevent glaucoma vision loss

A form of gene therapy protects optic nerve cells and preserves vision in mouse models of glaucoma, according to research supported by NIH's National Eye Institute. The findings suggest a way forward for developing neuroprotective therapies for glaucoma, a leading cause of visual impairment and...
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Breakthrough in research on age-related macular degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the commonest cause of blindness in developed countries affecting seven million in total in Germany, from which 500,000 people are suffering from late stage disease, around half of whom are registered as visually impaired. There are two forms of AMD, ‘wet’...
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Success at planning committee for new world-leading eye care, research and education centre

Camden Council have made a resolution to grant planning permission for a new centre which will bring patient-centred eye care, cutting-edge research and exemplary education all under one roof in the heart of the Knowledge Quarter.
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Neurobiology: How mice see their habitat

Researchers from Munich and Tübingen have developed an open-source camera system that maps the natural environment as rodents see it.
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Amazing new insights into the pathology of Usher syndrome

The Usher syndrome 1G protein SANS regulates gene splicing, particularly of other Usher syndrome genes
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ZEISS Presentation Award @ Young Researcher Vision Camp 2021

The award ceremony at this year’s on-line Young Researcher Vision Camp saw only brilliant winners. The first prize went to Cologne for Gwen Musial talk of a novel tissue analysis. The 2nd and 3rd prize went to Tuebingen for Pietro de Angeli’s talk on CRISPR/Cas9-based rescue and Yannik Sauer’s...
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The Quantum Sense in the Retina of Birds

New findings on magnetic sensing in birds are presented by an international team of researchers led by Oldenburg biologist Henrik Mouritsen. The results are published in the journal Nature.
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Looking the ape in the eye – Cooperative eye hypothesis questioned

The white of our eye is something special. The sclera is devoid of pigment, which is why we can easily follow where our counterpart is looking. Nature has arranged it this way to facilitate this kind of glance-based communication. That is at least the traditional notion among scientists. A team of...
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