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  1. Notable paper: Lhx2 Balances Progenitor Maintenance With Neurogenic Output And Promotes Competence State Progression In The Developing Retina

    The Levine lab here at the Moran Eye Center has a new publication out in the Journal of Neuroscience and even scored the cover.  Specifically, the manuscript was authored by Patrick J. Gordon, Sanghee Yun, Anna M. Clark, Edwin S. Monuki, L. Charles Murtaugh, and Edward M. Levine.  The Levine team explored how multipotent retinal progenitor cells […]

    Jul 29, 2013 — Read more No Comments
  2. Science Applications of Animated .gif Files

    The animated image above is a sequence of abstracted neuronal images from brain visual cortex that I originally posted here.  The images are from neurons labeled with different probes, though that is not important for the discussion here.  What is relevant is that I’ve been wondering why science does not more widely implement animated GIFS to explain and represent […]

    Jul 25, 2013 — Read more No Comments
  3. Notable Paper: Tuning The Electronic Absorption Of Protein-Embedded All-Trans-Retinal

    The pigments in retinal photoreceptor cells absorb varying wavelengths of light, but the central chromophore, the molecule that actually absorbs the photon is identical.  Its ability to tune the responsiveness comes from the association with other opsins giving an organism the ability to respond from the near ultraviolet all the way to far red.  Interestingly, […]

    Jul 18, 2013 — Read more No Comments