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  1. 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
  2. Metabolic Differentiation In The Embryonic Retina

    Michalis Agathocleous, Nicola K. Love, Owen Randlett, Julia J. Harris, Jinyue Liu, Andrew J. Murray and William A. Harris have published a very interesting story on proliferating cells of the Xenopus laevis retina that documents aerobic glycolysis rather than oxidative phosphorylation.  Historically, this shift in metabolism was termed the Warburg effect where it was originally described in […]

    Aug 1, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  3. Developmental mechanisms that regulate retinal ganglion cell dendritic morphology

      This paper by Ning Tian in the Journal of Developmental Neurobiology reviews the developmental mechanisms involved in the formation of retinal ganglion cells (RGC) dendrites.  

    Jul 6, 2011 — Read more No Comments
  4. Low-Level Gestational Lead Exposure Induces Metabolic Changes in Developing Mouse Retina

    May 3, 2011 — Read more No Comments
  5. Notable Papers: Self-organizing optic-cup morphogenesis in three-dimensional culture

    I was blown away by this paper out of the Sasai laboratory at the Riken Center for Developmental Biology.  Essentially, the Sasai laboratory is trying to recapitulate the developmental process of the retina in a test tube in isolation from the rest of the live animal.  Its a stunning development that appears to demonstrate bilayered optic […]

    Apr 14, 2011 — Read more 1 Comment