Vision Research in Europe

A review on corneal stromal stem cells

Professor Claus Cursiefen co-authored a review article that presents corneal stromal stem cells (CSSCs) as a new therapeutic target for corneal injuries and diseases. Corneal impairments are prominent causes of blindness. Since access to corneal transplantation is challenging, research may focus on...
» A review on corneal stromal stem cells

Modulating gap junction permeability in photoreceptor-degenerated retinas

Professor Eberhart Zrenner contributed to a research article that aims to understand the lateral gap junction (GJ)-mediated communication pathway in photoreceptor-degenerated retinas, which is crucial for effective treatment of functional disorders of neuronal membrane channels. GJs play a vital...
» Modulating gap junction permeability in photoreceptor-degenerated retinas

Sonogenetic for vision restoration

Professor Serge Picaud supervised a study that, for the first time, demonstrated the use of high-frequency ultrasonic stimulation after ectopic expression of a mechanosensitive ion channel of large conductance (MscL) to activate the visual cortex. MscL was expressed in vivo in both rat retinal...
» Sonogenetic for vision restoration

Toward a virtual human retinal organoid

Professor Hendrik Scholl co-authored a Nature Biotechnology publication. The study characterized retinal organoids by integrating iterative indirect immunofluorescence imaging with a computational approach, dense single-cell RNA sequencing, and a single-cell assay for transposase-accessible...
» Toward a virtual human retinal organoid

Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research 2024

Latest News

The German Research Foundation has approved a Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) at the University of Cologne

The new CRC 1607 ‘Immunomodulating and... Read more

Hendrik Scholl receives honorary doctorate from Semmelweis University

On 16.11.2023, Prof. Dr. Hendrik Scholl was... Read more

Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research 2024

Professor Cuhna-Vaz has been awarded with the... Read more

Kupfer Award 2024

Hendrik Scholl, Director of IOB’s Clinical Center,... Read more

Clinical trial suggests pegcetacoplan may slow onset of age-related macular degeneration

An international team of researchers has found via... Read more

Algorithm identifies early vascular disease using photos of the eye

Researchers at the University and the University... Read more

Glaucoma: Seeing the light at the end of the tunne

Reduced blood flow and impaired neurovascular... Read more

Implanted chip, natural eyesight coordinate vision in study of macular degeneration

Two years ago, a Stanford researcher and his team... Read more

Open-access publishing fees deter researchers in the global south

Authors in low-income countries rarely published... Read more

Ocuphire Pharma completes enrollment in MIRA-3 Pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial for Nyxol in RM

The company completed enrollment ahead of schedule... Read more

Advertising banner