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Iceland and Norway are the first countries associated to Horizon Europe

Iceland and Norway have formally become associated to Horizon Europe, enabling entities in those two countries to participate in Europe’s €95.5 billion research and innovation programme, under the same conditions as entities from the EU Member States.

Closer Collaboration between EC and European Union Intellectual Property Office

The Commission and the European Union Intellectual Property Office commit to closer collaboration on Intellectual Property to support the market uptake of research results

First Place of the OSA2021

Congratulations! After having won the Swiss OpthAward 2021, Magdalena Renner, Head of the IOB Human Organoid Platform won the first place of the VSY Biotechnology Ophthalmology Star Awards (OSA) 2021.

Turkey joins the Horizon Europe, Erasmus+ and Solidarity Corps programmes

The Commission and Turkey signed three agreements granting association status to EU programmes for the period 2021-2027

Optimism Health Group Expands its Footprint with VisionCall acquisition

Optimism Health Group, a healthcare investment business, has recently completed the acquisition of VisionCall, the UK's leading provider of eye care services in care homes. The acquisition came in line with Optimism’s plans to expand its footprint in the fast-growing market for healthcare products and clinical services to older people.

DED in American veterans

earLab Corp. and MellingMedical are teaming up to empower physicians to more effectively diagnose dry eye disease (DED) among veterans. "We are excited to bring osmolarity testing to America's veterans and help support their patient care and therapy decisions," Chris Melling, founder and CEO of MellingMedical, said in a statement.

Companies announce eye care collaboration

AbbVie and REGENXBIO announced a strategic partnership to develop and commercialize RGX-314, an investigational gene therapy for wet age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other chronic retinal diseases.

India Provides Free Eye Examination Through Mobile Vision Centers

Sightsavers – in participation with SBI Capital Markets - have jointly set up a total of three mobile vision centers in the urban cities of India, namely Chennai, Kolkata, and Pune to provide primary eye care examination for the people with low financial income, according to a news covered by the local media.

Preprint advocates must also fight for research integrity

Efforts to share research with the public must include mechanisms to prevent harm resulting from low-quality work.

Stop undervaluing smaller institutions

Far from being inferior, smaller universities can outstrip elite ones in research training and promoting inclusivity.

AI-powered system to diagnose glaucoma using eye images

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), in collaboration with clinicians at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) in Singapore have developed a novel method that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to screen for glaucoma, a group of eye diseases that can cause vision loss and blindness through damage to the optic nerve at the back of the eye.

Swedish research misconduct agency swamped with cases in first year

The newly formed government organization tackled 46 research-fraud investigations in 2020 — three times as many as expected.

Software plugin allows retina specialists to prepare, guide navigated laser treatment remotely

OD-OS’s teleguidance offering addresses the lack of experts and also benefits teaching in retina laser care.

Eyeglasses for school kids boosts academic performance

Students who received eyeglasses through a school-based program scored higher on reading and math tests, Johns Hopkins researchers from the Wilmer Eye Institute and School of Education found in the largest clinical study of the impact of glasses on education ever conducted in the United States. The students who struggled the most academically showed the greatest improvement.

Women less likely to win major research awards

Although the gap is narrowing, prestigious prizes are still more likely to go to men, finds an analysis of gender bias in the world’s top science awards.