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A new genetic switch for stem cell engineering

A new approach that solves this issue has been developed at the Vision Institute by the team of Jean Livet in collaboration with the laboratories of Stéphane Nedelec and Alexandra Rebsam at the Institut du Fer à Moulin, Michel Cohen-Tannoudji at the Pasteur Institute and Samuel Tozer at the Ecole...
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Neural circuits in the mouse retina support color vision in the upper visual field

In the last decade, mice have become an important model system for biomedical research. Many ideas of how the healthy visual system works stems from studies in mice. Recently, a paper by Szatko, Korympidou and colleagues in Nature Communications answered a fundamental question about mouse vision –...
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Mitochondria assist in maintaining homeostasis across the photoreceptor cell layer

A new article recently published in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America) highlights the role for the specialised arrangement of the mitochondria in photoreceptor health and disease. The paper, "Symmetric arrangement of mitochondria: plasma membrane...
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The Ophthalmologist Power list 2020

The Ophthalmologist Power List 2020 honours clinicians, scientists and engineers who have made a significant contribution to their field.
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EMBO announces newest elected members

EMBO has bestowed upon 63 leading scientists the lifetime honour of EMBO Membership in recognition of their remarkable achievements in the life sciences
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Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2020

On 1 July 2020, Germany takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months. The goal of Germany’s Presidency is for a stronger and more sovereign Europe to emerge from the current coronavirus crisis.
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Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 IoO Awards

We celebrate research, collegiality and teaching at the Institute of Ophthalmology
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Rescuing mini retinas from eye disease with gene therapy

A new gene therapy approach holds promise for treating a common group of inherited eye disease, according to a new UCL and Trinity College Dublin study in lab-grown ‘mini retinas’.
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Gene therapy sensitises retinas to near-infrared light

A new strategy for reversing vision loss from macular degeneration
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New vision for the blind

Körber European Science Prize 2020 goes to Botond Roska. The Hungarian physician revolutionised ophthalmology with his work and is one of the world's leading experts in the study of vision and the retina.
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