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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
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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

Scientists create functional human retinas in a dish

New "Cell" publication reports on accurate replications of human retinas in culture that can be used to pinpoint the specific types of cells affected by genetic eye diseases.
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Scientific American endorses Joe Biden

Scientific American: We’ve never backed a presidential candidate in our 175-year history - until now
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Gene therapy targets inner retina to combat blindness

Gene therapy to the inner retina prevented blindness in a mouse model of the neuro-degenerative disorder CLN3 Batten disease. Adeno-associated viral (AAV)-mediated expression of the human CLN3 gene led to significant survival of bipolar cells and pre-served retinal function, as reported in the...
» Gene therapy targets inner retina to combat blindness

Creating the Future - Hector Research Career Development Award 2020

Since 2020, the Hector Fellow Academy offers the opportunity to apply for the Hector Research Career Development Award (Hector RCD Award). W1 assistant professors (with or without Tenure Track) and junior research group leaders in similar positions in natural or engineering sciences, medicine or...
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