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  1. Lasker/IRRF Report On Restoring Vision

    I participated in the Lasker/IRRF Initiative on Restoring Vision to the Blind in March 2014. It was a great session of research leaders working on various approaches to restore visual function lost by retinal degenerative disease. The purpose of the meeting was to identify the key issues hampering research progress and to develop innovative proposals […]

    Feb 27, 2015 — Read more No Comments
  2. Notable Paper: Reproducibility in Science

    This article by C. Glenn Begley and John P.A. Ioannidis is not specifically vision related, but is more generally applicable to research integrity and is well worth a read, in particular the following paragraph: “What has shaken many in the field is not that investigators are unable to precisely reproduce an experiment. That is to […]

    Feb 25, 2015 — Read more No Comments
  3. Upcoming VIG: February 19th @NOON Moran Auditorium west

    There is an upcoming Vision Interest Group featuring Felix Vazquez-Chona from the Marc and Levine Labs and Brent Young from the Tian Lab.  Will be held on February 19th at noon in the west John A. Moran Eye Center Auditorium.

    Feb 10, 2015 — Read more No Comments
  4. Seminar: Unraveling The Genetic Risk Spectrum of Age-related Macular Degeneration

    Lars Fritsche from the Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Michigan will be delivering a seminar on Unraveling The Genetic Risk Spectrum of Age-related Macular Degeneration on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 in the Moran Eye Center auditorium. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness in elderly Americans. AMD is influenced […]

    Feb 4, 2015 — Read more No Comments
  5. Seminar: How Inhibiting The Dimerization Of Vitamin A and/or Catalyzing The Reduction of Quinones May Prevent Retinal Degeneration

    Ilyas Washington from Columbia University Medical Center will be delivering a seminar on How Inhibiting The Dimerization Of Vitamin A and/or Catalyzing The Reduction of Quinones May Prevent Retinal Degeneration on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 in the Moran Eye Center auditorium. Abstract:  Many human conditions, originating from multiple genetic and environmental pressures, converge to overproduce superoxide radical anions. The […]

    Feb 2, 2015 — Read more No Comments