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  1. Happy Holidays, 2014 From Webvision

    We at Webvision would like to wish you the very best this holiday season.  As in past years, we like to post an image from retinal science that is somehow evocative of the Holiday Season and this year, Gabe Luna from the Steve Fisher / Geoff Lewis laboratory delivers a stunning image of astrocytes in a […]

    Dec 23, 2014 — Read more No Comments
  2. The Evolution of Disease

    We have another beautiful image (larger size image here) from Gabe Luna in Steve Fisher’s and Geoff Lewis‘ group.  This image representing the evolution of disease post retinal detachment, earned Honorable Mention in the 2013 Olympus Bioscapes International Digital Imaging Competition. The image is a 60x image using laser scanning confocal image of the murine retinal nerve […]

    Dec 13, 2013 — Read more No Comments
  3. Astrocytes and Vasculature

    This laser confocal image shows a GFP transgenic mouse retina under the control of the GFAP promoter stained with anti-Collagen IV (blue), anti-GFAP (red) and anti-GFP (green).  These labels not only show the spatial relationship of individual astrocytes to one another, but also the vasculature.   Image provided by Gabriel Luna out of the Steve Fisher and Geoff […]

    Jul 17, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  4. Histologic Correlation of OCT With Diseased Retina In Humans

    This poster was presented today at the Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO) meetings in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida by W. Drew Ferrell, Lloyd Williams, Carl B. Watt, James R. Anderson, Robert E. Marc and Bryan William Jones.  Full size (almost) poster can be seen here.

    May 6, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  5. Optic Nerve Head

    Another amazing image sent to us by Gabriel Luna out of the Steve Fisher and Geoff Lewis’s retinal cell biology group at UC Santa Barbara Neuroscience Research Institute.  This image is of the optic nerve head of a normal mouse retina displaying the “glial tubes” formed by the astrocytic network (anti-GFAP; red).  Anti-GFP (green) and anti-Collagen IV (blue) which […]

    Dec 1, 2011 — Read more No Comments
  6. Metabolic Profiling of Activated Retinal Glia

    Presented at the Society for Neuroscience meetings in Washington, D.C. by Felix Vazquez-Chona, William Drew Ferrell, Ed Levine, Bryan William Jones and Robert E. Marc.  Full size poster can be seen here.

    Nov 18, 2011 — Read more No Comments
  7. Proliferative reactive gliosis is compatible with glial metabolic support and neuronal function

    This paper by Vazquez-Chona FR, Swan A, Ferrell WD, Jiang L, Baehr W, Chien WM, Fero M, Marc RE and Levine EM addresses a long standing issue in the field of neuroscience: is the reactive phenotype of glial cells in and of itself detrimental to neural survival or function?

    Oct 17, 2011 — Read more No Comments