Happy Holidays, 2013 From Webvision


Happy Holidays from Webvision.  We wish you a happy, healthy and productive holiday season and New Year.

Gabe Luna from Steve Fisher and Geoff Lewis’s retinal cell biology group at UC Santa Barbara Neuroscience Research Institute provided this festive laser confocal image of a wholemount from a normal retina with dye-filled retinal astrocytes using Lucifer Yellow (green) and Alexa Fluor 568 (red) which were used to examine the spatial organization between individual astrocytes.


The Evolution of Disease

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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 fiber layer after 2 weeks after retinal detachment.  The ganglion cell axons (red), astrocytes (green), and blood vessels (blue) are labeled using SMI-32, GFAP, and Collagen IV antibodies respectively.