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  1. Seminar: Prakash Kara, Synaptic, Spiking And Vascular Cortical Maps Of Sensory Stimulus Selectivity

    Prakash Kara, Associate Professor of Neurosciences and Ophthalmology at Medical University of South Carolina will be delivering a seminar, Synaptic, Spiking And Vascular Cortical Maps Of Sensory Stimulus Selectivity on December 9th, 2013 at 3:00pm in the John A. Moran Eye Center auditorium. Abstract: The Kara lab studies the mechanisms by which sensory feature selectivity arise in local microcircuits of […]

    Nov 21, 2013 — Read more No Comments
  2. Notable Paper: Ras Pathway Inhibition Prevents Neovascularization By Repressing Endothelial Cell Sprouting

    A new manuscript in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (on the cover) by Peter D. Westenskow, Toshihide Kurihara, Edith Aguilar, Elizabeth L. Scheppke, Stacey K. Moreno, Carli Wittgrove, Valentina Marchetti, Iacovos P. Michael, Sudarshan Anand, Andras Nagy, David Cheresh and Martin Friedlander at The Scripps Research Institute describes a new technique for treating aberrant growth of blood vessels in […]

    Nov 20, 2013 — Read more No Comments
  3. David Hubel 1926-2013

    David Hubel, one of the true giants in the field of neuroscience and visual neuroscience died on September 22nd.  His work on visual cortex helped inform and guide our understanding of how the visual system functions and for that work, he and Torsten Wiesel shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1981.  Most of us […]

    Nov 9, 2013 — Read more No Comments
  4. Optic Nerve Head Drusen

    Drusen in the retina is a common finding in aging retina, forming deposits in the retina between Bruch’s membrane and the retinal pigment epithelium.  Most people over 40 start to accumulate some drusen, but increasing amounts of drusen formation can indicate pathological developments associated with age related macular degeneration, (AMD).  Cristine Curcio has been chasing […]

    Nov 1, 2013 — Read more No Comments