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  1. Nikon Small World 2012 Finalist Michael Bridge

    The University of Utah‘s own Michael Bridge from the HSC Core Research Facilities, Cell Imaging Lab at the University of Utah is a finalist in Nikon’s Small World Competition for 2012 and represents the vision community in this competition for us with his 7th place photography entry of a Drosophila melanogaster eye organ (third-instar larvae). Congratulations to all the winners, but […]

    Oct 24, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  2. Nikon Small World 2012 Finalist Ryan Williamson

    W. Ryan Williamson from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Ashburn, Virginia is a finalist in Nikon’s Small World Competition for 2012 and represents the vision community in this competition for us with his 4th place photography entry of a Drosophila melanogaster visual system. Congratulations to all the winners, but from us here at Webvision, special […]

    Oct 23, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  3. Interesting Paper: Creatine Transporter Immunolocalization In Aged Human And Detached Retinas

    This manuscript by Clairton F de Souza, Michael Kalloniatis, David L Christie, Philip J Polkinghorne, Charles N J McGhee and Monica L Acosta examines the distribution of creatine transporter in the aging human retina, particularly after retinal detachment.  The questions behind this paper have ultimately to do with examining markers of energy metabolism in the retina and any […]

    Oct 22, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  4. Notable Paper: Photomechanical Responses In Drosophila Photoreceptors

    This notable paper by Roger C. Hardie and Kristian Franze looks at phototransduction in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster.  Drosophila melanogaster has a long history in vision research of informing our understanding of the biochemical processes involved in phototransduction going back almost 40 years to this paper.  However, the Hardie and Franze paper looks at transient receptor potential (TRP) […]

    Oct 17, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  5. Seminar: The Developmental Basis of Human Hereditary Eye Malformations: New Genetic Mechanisms And Pathways

    Thomas Glaser of the University of California, Davis is delivering a talk on “The Developmental Basis of Human Hereditary Eye Malformations: New Genetic Mechanisms And Pathways” tomorrow, on Tuesday, October 16th at 4:00pm in the Ecces Institute of Human Genetics auditorium.  This talk is sponsored by the Program in Neuroscience at the University of Utah […]

    Oct 15, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  6. Seminar: Ocular Consequences of Stra6 (Retinol-Binding Protein Receptor) Gene Disruption In Mice

    Dean Bok from University California Los Angeles is delivering a seminar on October 24th, 2012 in the Moran Eye Center auditorium on the first floor.  Dean will be talking about Ocular Consequences of Stra6 (Retinol-Binding Protein Receptor) Gene Disruption In Mice. Abstract: We generated a mouse modelin in which the Stra6 gene was functionally disrupted to […]

    Oct 15, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  7. Job: Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure Track Position in Visual Neuroscience

    These days it seems there are few jobs available in the ranks of professors in bioscience, so this one is notable not only for the position, but also for the group that this is with.  The University of Louisville is currently looking for an Assistant/Associate Professor in the tenure track in Visual Neuroscience, Department of […]

    Oct 12, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  8. Intrinsic Physiological Properties Of Rat Retinal Ganglion Cells With A Comparative Analysis

    This paper in the Journal of Neurophysiology by Raymond C S Wong, Shaun L Cloherty, Michael R Ibbotson and Brendan J O’Brien examined properties of retinal ganglion cells types that are conserved through mammalian species by looking at 16 morphologically defined rat and cat retinal ganglion cell types.  Their work demonstrates morphologically distinct retinal ganglion cell types […]

    Oct 11, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  9. Dr. Gregory Hageman Delivers Congressional Briefing

    The Moran Eye Center‘s Dr. Gregory Hageman delivered a Congressional Briefing on September 20th along with the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) and partners AMD Alliance International, Alliance for Aging Research, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), European Vision Institute and Lighthouse International.  Dr. Hageman spoke as part of a Congressional […]

    Oct 1, 2012 — Read more No Comments