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New Technologies for Outcome Measures in Retinal Disease

New Review from the European Vision Institute Special Interest Focus Group on Outcome Measures in Retinal Disease published in Ophthalmic Research

EVI Board Meeting - May 2019

The European Vision Institute(EVI) has recently met to a session of the Steering Committee at the University Eye Clinic in Cologne.

Quantum gold rush: the private funding pouring into quantum start-ups

Robert Schoelkopf spent more than 15 years studying the building blocks of quantum computers until, in 2015, he decided it was time to start constructing one.

New study suggests that the UK general public rank sight, hearing and balance as top three senses

Which of our senses is most important to us? We may intuitively understand that certain senses like sight or hearing are particularly valuable in our day-to-day lives.

First EJP RD General Assembly

The European Joint Program on Rare Diseases (EJP RD) held its first general assembly meeting on 17 – 19 September at the Medical University of Gdansk, Poland.

App can detect 'white eye' in children's photos to spot possible problems

A team of researchers from Baylor University, with assistance from staff at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has developed and tested a smartphone app that is able to detect "white eye" in children by analyzing stored photographs.

Increased levels of RBP3 may protect and treat diabetic retinopathy

Research has shown that increased levels of retinol binding protein 3 (RBP3) may protect and treat diabetic retinopathy

VR game gives users 'eyes-on' experience with vision loss

In a virtual world, a knight in full armour sits in front of me, expectantly waiting for me to deal them some playing cards. As the game progresses, a large black spot grows in the middle of my vision.

China: How science made a superpower

The opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing featured ancient China’s four great inventions: the compass, printing press, paper and gunpowder. The lesson on display, as taught in classrooms across the country that today publishes the most research papers, is that Chinese innovation in science and technology changed the world.

Improving the quality of European Reference Networks for rare diseases

An article published in the Translational Science of Rare Diseases, intended to identify the most efficient strategies to improve the quality of European Reference Networks’ (ERNs).

How can science better support EU policymaking?

Scientific advice for policy is increasingly under attack, which is undermining trust in both science and policymaking.

Poor vision: Do drivers always see what is happening on the road?

A recent tragic pile-up on a major highway near Montreal has spurred the Québec government into action —to find the best ways to improve roads and prevent such disasters from happening again.

UK gene therapy company raises funding for retinal disease treatment

UK gene therapy company – Gyroscope Therapeutics Ltd – raises £50.4 million funding for retinal disease treatment

A kinder research culture is possible

Wellcome is right to call out hyper-competitiveness in research and question the focus on excellence. But other funders must follow its move.

We are all complicit in harassment and abuse

To combat bad behaviour, researchers must collectively create ways to take responsibility.