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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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Increased alertness may change the way we see the world

A new UCL study has discovered that the activity of neurons within the retina changes when we are running or when our alertness increases.
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New ERC / Horizon 2020 grant "HURET" goes to the University of Basel

Professor Botond Roska, Co-Director of the Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB) and Professor at the University of Basel, Faculty of Medicine, has won a € 2.5 million Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC).
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