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 of Ophthalmology, Eighth went to Association for Innovation and Biomedical Research on Light and Image, Portugal (AIBILI), Ninth went to the International Council of Ophthalmology and Tenth Place went to RETNET.

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An Instructive Role for Patterned Spontaneous Retinal Activity in Mouse Visual Map Development

This paper by Hongping Xu, Moran Furman, Yann S. Mineur, Hui Chen, Sarah L. King, David Zenisek, Z. Jimmy Zhou, Daniel A. Butts, Ning Tian, Marina R. Picciotto and Michael Crair describes a collaborative effort from several laboratories from Yale University, the University of Maryland and the University of Utah.  Two former postdoctoral fellows from the laboratory of Ning Tian, Drs. Hongping Xu (the first author) and Hui Chen, were principal contributors. Continue reading “An Instructive Role for Patterned Spontaneous Retinal Activity in Mouse Visual Map Development”

Enzymatic Properties and Regulation of the Native Isozymes of Retinal Membrane Guanylate Cyclase (RetGC) from Mouse Photoreceptors

 

This paper is a collaboration with Dr. Wolfgang Baehr and two experts in guanylate cyclase enzymology, Dr. Alexander Dizhoor, and Dr. Kris Palczewski representing a long standing collaboration that has generated over fifty papers going back to 1994.

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Effect of General Anesthetics on IOP in Elevated IOP Mouse Model

Elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) is the best recognized risk factor for the pathogenesis of glaucoma and the extent of retinal ganglion cell (RGC) degeneration in glaucoma is closely correlated with the extent of IOP elevation.  Therefore, accurately and reliably measuring IOP is critical in investigating the mechanism of pressure-induced RGC damage in glaucoma.  However, IOP is typically measured under general anesthesia in most studies using mouse models and many anesthetics affect the IOP measurements in both human and animals. Continue reading “Effect of General Anesthetics on IOP in Elevated IOP Mouse Model”