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  1. Who’s That? Wolfgang Baehr

    This photograph of a young scientist in training is the second in the Who’s That? category here on Webvision.  The inaugural post in this category explains the idea behind these posts, but this post shows us, as you’ve deduced from the post title, a young Wolfgang Baehr seen in the Institute for Physical Chemistry at the […]

    Nov 30, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  2. Interesting Review: Intrinsically Photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cells

    I remember when the first discussion of intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) started coming out.    My thinking at the time was: “Wow, cool concept… but how in the world could you stack enough opsins in two membranes to make for any psychophysical perception?”  In short, despite some years of predicting their presence, I did […]

    Nov 25, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  3. Secret Societies And The Restoration Of Vision

    The desire to restore vision, once lost is as old as man itself. This article by Noah Shachtman in Wired’s Danger Room documents the discovery of a 250 year old code complete with secret society.  Its interesting reading from a variety of perspectives and has some wonderful photographs of the text and “blindfold goggles”, but […]

    Nov 20, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  4. Interesting Paper: Gene Expression Changes Within Müller Glial Cells in Retinitis Pigmentosa

    Retinal degenerations are accompanied by retinal remodeling events.  These events alter the structure and function of the retina and involve to a large extent, Müller cells which seem to serve as pathways for neuronal migration.  This paper by Karin Roesch, Michael B. Stadler and Constance L. Cepko looks at gene expression changes in the Müller cells, one […]

    Nov 13, 2012 — Read more No Comments