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  1. Moran Eye Center Focus, 2011

    The annual Moran Eye Center Focus for 2011 is available here (9.6MB pdf).  

    Oct 28, 2011 — Read more No Comments
  2. 14th Vision Research Conference Retina Ciliopathies: From Genes to Mechanisms and Treatment

    Date: 4-5 May 2012 Location: Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA The 14th Vision Research Conference is a two-day satellite meeting prior to ARVO 2012.

    Oct 21, 2011 — Read more 1 Comment
  3. Retinal Fundus Images, Ground Truth of Vascular Bifurcations and Crossovers

    The vasculature of the eye can provide amazing insight into systemic cardiovascular health.  For those studying the vasculature of the eye as an indicator of pathophysiological states, normative ground truth datasets become critically important.  Recently, George Azzopardi and Nicolai Petkov have made their annotated database of ground truth imagery of vascular bifurcations and crossovers in […]

    Oct 20, 2011 — Read more No Comments
  4. Notable Paper: Localization of Melatonin Receptor 1 in Mouse Retina and Its Role in the Circadian Regulation of the Electroretinogram and Dopamine Levels

    I’ve watched the development of the circadian rhythm research starting with Joe Takahashi‘s work discovering CLOCK in the mammalian SCN back in 1994.  Since then there has been an explosion of circadian rhythm biology work including an I suppose, unsurprising amount of research in the retina proper. This paper by Anamika Sengupta, Kenkichi Baba, Francesca Mazzoni, Nikita V. Pozdeyev, Enrica […]

    Oct 18, 2011 — Read more No Comments
  5. Proliferative reactive gliosis is compatible with glial metabolic support and neuronal function

    This paper by Vazquez-Chona FR, Swan A, Ferrell WD, Jiang L, Baehr W, Chien WM, Fero M, Marc RE and Levine EM addresses a long standing issue in the field of neuroscience: is the reactive phenotype of glial cells in and of itself detrimental to neural survival or function?

    Oct 17, 2011 — Read more No Comments
  6. Retinoid Receptors Trigger Neuritogenesis in Retinal Degenerations

    This paper by Y Lin, BW Jones, A Liu, JF Tucker, K Rapp, L Luo, W Baehr, PS Bernstein, CB Watt, JH Yang, MV Shaw and RE Marc examines the neuronal sprouting or neuritogenesis components of retinal remodeling found in retinal degenerative disease and describes a control process for retinoid X receptors (RXRs) in neuritogenesis. 

    Oct 11, 2011 — Read more 1 Comment
  7. Hermann von Helmholtz Treatise on Physiological Optics

    The 1924 translation of Hermann von Helmholtz‘s three volume Treatise on Physiological Optics (1910) has now been scanned in high quality and made available as a free download here. Many thanks to the Backus lab, the Graduate Center for Vision Research at the SUNY College of Optometry.

    Oct 10, 2011 — Read more No Comments
  8. Nerve Fiber Layer (Nikon Small World Winner)

    This years Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition features some amazing work including this laser confocal image of a mouse nerve fiber layer on a retinal flatmount at 40X magnification by Gabriel Luna out of the Steve Fisher and Geoff Lewis’s retinal cell biology group at UC Santa Barbara Neuroscience Research Institute. To see all of […]

    Oct 7, 2011 — Read more No Comments
  9. International AMD Meeting, 2011 in Baden Baden

    A few pictures of the International AMD meeting, 2011 in Baden Baden are over on Jonesblog with pictures of Christine Curcio, Boris Stanzel and Kenneth Sloan.

    Oct 4, 2011 — Read more No Comments