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  1. Dysmorphic Photoreceptors in a P23H Mutant Rhodopsin Model of Retinitis Pigmentosa Are Metabolically Active and Capable of Regenerating to Reverse Retinal Degeneration

    This paper (and the cover article) is the result of a collaborative effort between Damian C. Lee, Felix R. Vazquez-Chona, W. Drew Ferrell, Beatrice M. Tam, Bryan W. Jones, Robert E. Marc, and Orson L. Moritz.

    Feb 29, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  2. 100 Papers You Should Read: Receptive Field Organization of the S-Potential

    This paper, the sixth in the 100 papers you should read in vision science category by Alan L. Norton, Henk Spekreijse, Myron L. Wolbarsht and Henry G. Wagner in 1968 examined the receptive fields of S-potentials in the retina of carp.

    Feb 24, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  3. Retinal Half Mosaic

    This beautiful image is another by Gabriel Luna out of Steve Fisher and Geoff Lewis’s retinal cell biology group at UC Santa Barbara Neuroscience Research Institute that shows a small mosaic of the outer plexiform layer in mouse retina stained with anti-Calbindin D (green; horizontal cells) PNA (red; cone terminals) and GFP for bipolar cells (blue).  I love the regular order […]

    Feb 19, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  4. Notable Paper: Gene Therapy Rescues Photoreceptor Blindness in Dogs and Paves The Way for Treating Human X-linked Retinitis Pigmentosa

    This paper in PNAS by William A. Beltran, Artur V. Cideciyan, Alfred S. Lewin, Simone Iwabe, Hemant Khanna, Alexander Sumaroka, Vince A. Chiodo, Diego S. Fajardo, Alejandro J. Román, Wen-Tao Deng, Malgorzata Swider, Tomas S. Alemán, Sanford L. Boye, Sem Genini, Anand Swaroop, William W. Hauswirth, Samuel G. Jacobson and Gustavo D. Aguirre is a continuation […]

    Feb 8, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  5. Generation of An Inbred Miniature Pig Model of Retinitis Pigmentosa

    A recent paper by Jason W. Ross, Juan P. Fernandez de Castro, Jianguo Zhao, Melissa Samuel, Eric Walters, Cecilia Rios, Patricia Bray-Ward, Bryan W. Jones, Robert E. Marc, Wei Wang, Liang Zhou, Jennifer M. Noel, Maureen A. McCall, Paul J. DeMarco, Randall S. Prather and Henry J. Kaplan describes the creation of a new model of retinal degenerative disease, specifically autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa in a miniature pig model, […]

    Feb 7, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  6. Metabolomic Eye Wins Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge

    The image that is used for the avatar here on Webvision has been awarded first place in the journal Science and the National Science Foundation‘s Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge for 2011 (video with interviews here).

    Feb 5, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  7. Iris Tumor Goniometer

    Iris tumors are fairly common and have been featured here on Webvision before.  Most “tumors” are actually cysts or benign nevi, but malignant melanomas also can occur.  

    Feb 1, 2012 — Read more No Comments