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  1. Prado Museum Opens Expo For The Blind

    The famous Prado Museum in Madrid has opened up a new exposition for the blind by making a combination of elaborate copies of six of the museum’s masterworks through 3D printing and painted reproductions.  The whole idea is for the blind to be able to touch the works and open up a whole new arena […]

    Jan 20, 2015 — Read more No Comments
  2. Editorial: Death By 1000 Cuts

    There is an excellent editorial, Death by a Thousand Cuts by the former head of FASEB, William T. Talman on the research budget cuts in science.  It is well worth your time to read it, consider its content and share with people you know.  

    Nov 14, 2014 — Read more 1 Comment
  3. Beckman-Argyros Award in Vision Research

    BECKMAN-ARGYROS AWARD IN VISION RESEARCH The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation is pleased to announce the 2015 Beckman-Argyros Award in Vision Research. The BECKMAN-ARGYROS AWARD IN VISION RESEARCH is an annual award established in 2013 to honor and celebrate a decades-long friendship of two remarkable men, Dr. Arnold O. Beckman and Ambassador George L. Argyros, […]

    Sep 12, 2014 — Read more No Comments
  4. Proposed NIH And NEI 2015 Budget

    The new 2015 Budget proposal released by Health and Human Services for the NIH has been finalized.  This is a proposal released by the White House as a suggestion to Congress on how to distribute federal funds related to research.  As we know, this relationship has been contentious to say the least coming at the […]

    May 9, 2014 — Read more 1 Comment
  5. New Webvision Chapter: Evolution of Phototransduction, Vertebrate Photoreceptors and Retina

    After much work by a number of our contributors, not the least of whom is the author of this particular effort, we have a spectacular new addition to Webvision:  A section on the Evolution of Phototransduction, Vertebrate Photoreceptors and Retina by Trevor D. Lamb.  Be sure to check it out and let us know what you […]

    May 15, 2013 — Read more No Comments
  6. Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Nikko Ronquillo

    Nikko Ronquillo will be defending his dissertation on Wednesday, May 15th at 2:00pm in the Moran Eye Center auditorium on the 1st floor.  Nikko’s dissertation, performed in Wolfgang Baehr’s laboratory is on the Functional and morphological studies of the NPHP5 mouse model: insights into Senior-Løken Syndrome.    

    May 14, 2013 — Read more 1 Comment
  7. NIH Competition Awards Prizes For Audacious Ideas In Vision Research

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded prizes for audacious ideas in vision research to a number of investigators including our own Dr. Yingbin Fu at the Moran Eye Center. A researcher at the John A. Moran Eye Center has been selected as one of 10 winners by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the […]

    Feb 8, 2013 — Read more No Comments
  8. February VIG Meeting Announcement

    This is the first Vision Interest Group (VIG) notice here on Webvision.  The VIG is designed as a resource for students and post-docs to present their work/research to their contemporaries and all interested parties who wish to attend and participate. The February VIG at the John A. Moran Eye Center will be held on February […]

    Feb 1, 2013 — Read more No Comments
  9. Webvision Year In Review, 2012

    Last year we started a tradition here on Webvision of summarizing some statistics of traffic to Webvision to give you some idea of who the users and visitors are.  While 2011 was  a year of major infrastructure change to Webvision with a complete replacement of the database backend and a move to hosting with a […]

    Jan 8, 2013 — Read more No Comments
  10. Merry Christmas From Peter Westenskow And The Friedlander Laboratory

    Peter Westenskow from the Friedlander Laboratory at Scripps sends this rather excellent neovascular Santa tuft for everyone to enjoy for Christmas and the New Year.  Thanks Peter! Peter was a star graduate student here at the Moran Eye Center in Sabine Fuhrmann’s laboratory and has done amazing science in his post-doc at Scripps.  He’s decided to […]

    Dec 22, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  11. Foundation Fighting Blindness Announces $2.4 Million in Funding for Eight New Sight-Saving Research Projects

      Congratulations to our colleagues mentioned in the following press release.  We are always enthused to hear about funding and commitments to research, particularly when federal funding of research through traditional means has been getting harder to obtain.  This is where funding from private foundations like Foundation Fighting Blindness come through.  It enables work to […]

    Aug 22, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  12. Macular pigment imaging in AREDS2 participants: An ancillary study of AREDS2 subjects enrolled at the Moran Eye Center

      This study by Paul S. Bernstein, Faisal Ahmed, Aihua Liu, Susan Allman, Xiaoming Sheng, Mohsen Sharifzadeh, Igor Ermakov, and Werner Gellermann in IOVS examined the macular pigment in AREDS2 patients.  AREDS2 is a randomized, placebo-controlled study designed to determine whether supplementation with 10 mg of lutein and 2 mg of zeaxanthin per day can slow the rate […]

    Aug 17, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  13. Doctoral Dissertation Defenses: Scott Lauritzen and James Tucker

    Congratulations to Scott Lauritzen and James Tucker who successfully defended their dissertations earlier this year at the Moran Eye Center.  Scott will be staying with the Marclab for a postdoc while James will be returning to his medical school class to finish out his clinical years.  More pics from the dissertation defenses and after party […]

    Aug 16, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  14. Doctoral Dissertation Defense: Crystal Sigulinsky

    Congratulations to Dr. Crystal Sigulinsky on a successful defense to her dissertation, “Defining the relationship between the homeobox gene Vsx2 and extrinsic signaling in the regulation of retinal progenitor cell properties”.

    Aug 2, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  15. Iris Changes Complicate Biometric Scans

    This is an interesting news article in Nature that describes alterations in the iris in individuals over time.  We’ve always been told that irises do not change as we age, but that simply did not make sense to a number of people I’ve spoken with in the past.  Certainly there were questions of trauma and […]

    May 26, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  16. The Chi-Bin Chien Award

    The Chi-Bin Chien Award has been established by the zebrafish research community and Genetics Society of America in memory of Dr. Chi-Bin Chien (1965–2011). Chi-Bin was Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah and served the international zebrafish community in numerous ways, including as Director of the Zebrafish Neural Development and Genetics […]

    Apr 11, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  17. Foundation Fighting Blindness Has A New Blog, Eye On the Cure

    It looks like Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) has a new blog, Eye On the Cure with posts from Dr. Stephen Rose, Foundation Fighting Blindess’s chief research officer.  Steve will post perspectives on retinal research and other related news as well as posts from the road as he travels on research trips as well as covering vision […]

    Mar 25, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  18. Seminar: Bärbel Rohrer, Ph.D. “Sublytic Complement Activation in Age-Related Macular Degeneration”

    On Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 4:00 – 5:00pm, Bärbel Rohrer, Ph.D. will be delivering a talk on “Sublytic Compliment Activation in Age-Related Macular Degeneration” at the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics auditorium on the University of Utah campus. Refreshments will be provided after the seminar for socialization. Faculty Host: Bryan William Jones, Ph.D. Questions?  Leave […]

    Mar 12, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  19. Webvision Year In Review

    2011 was a big year for Webvision.  We moved servers to a new MacPro, served up one million pages, underwent a major redesign in April by moving the database onto WordPress platform, and started the blog portion of Webvision in addition to the traditional chapter content that has made us so popular.

    Jan 6, 2012 — Read more 1 Comment
  20. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, 2011

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you from all of us at Webvision.  This image, a Christmas wreath created by Robert E. Marc is composed of 104 rod bipolar cell axonal fields from the world’s first complete connectome with synaptic level resolution.  Each bipolar cell in this field has been annotated from ultrastructural data […]

    Dec 24, 2011 — Read more 1 Comment
  21. Bärbel Rohrer, Ph.D. Stanley H. and Theodora L. Feldberg Chair in Ophthalmology

    We here at Webvision are deliriously happy to report that our good friend and colleague, Bärbel Rohrer was just appointed the Stanley H. and Theodora L. Feldberg Chair in Ophthalmology at Medical University of South Carolina.  Many congratulations to her and we’ll look forward to congratulating her in person when she comes to visit us […]

    Nov 23, 2011 — Read more 1 Comment
  22. Retinal Fundus Images, Ground Truth of Vascular Bifurcations and Crossovers

    The vasculature of the eye can provide amazing insight into systemic cardiovascular health.  For those studying the vasculature of the eye as an indicator of pathophysiological states, normative ground truth datasets become critically important.  Recently, George Azzopardi and Nicolai Petkov have made their annotated database of ground truth imagery of vascular bifurcations and crossovers in […]

    Oct 20, 2011 — Read more No Comments
  23. Hermann von Helmholtz Treatise on Physiological Optics

    The 1924 translation of Hermann von Helmholtz‘s three volume Treatise on Physiological Optics (1910) has now been scanned in high quality and made available as a free download here. Many thanks to the Backus lab, the Graduate Center for Vision Research at the SUNY College of Optometry.

    Oct 10, 2011 — Read more No Comments
  24. Webvision Voted First Place in Best Websites 2011 in Vision Research and Ophthalmology

      Webvision has just been voted First Place in the TOP 10 Websites in Vision Research and Ophthalmology.  Second place went to the Atlas of Ophthalmology, Third to the National Eye Institute, Fourth to European Vision Institute, Fifth to the Institut de la Vision, Sixth to Foundation Fighting Blindness Canada, Seventh to The Nuffield Laboratory […]

    Jul 11, 2011 — Read more No Comments
  25. Seminar: Rachel Wong, Ph.D. “Developmental Strategies Underlying the Wiring Patterns of Retinal Neurons”

    Apr 18, 2011 — Read more No Comments