Posts tagged ‘eye diseases’

Stem cells

  1. Mandai M, Watanabe A, Kurimoto Y, Hirami Y, Morinaga C, Daimon T, Fujihara M, Akimaru H, Sakai N, Shibata Y, Terada M, Nomiya Y, Tanishima S, Nakamura M, Kamao H, Sugita S, Onishi A, Ito T, Fujita K, Kawamata S, Go MJ, Shinohara C, Hata KI, Sawada M, Yamamoto M, Ohta S, Ohara Y, Yoshida K, Kuwahara J, Kitano Y, Amano N, Umekage M, Kitaoka F, Tanaka A, Okada C, Takasu N, Ogawa S, Yamanaka S, Takahashi M. Autologous Induced Stem-Cell-Derived Retinal Cells for Macular Degeneration. N Engl J Med. 2017 Mar 16;376(11):1038-1046. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1608368. PubMed PMID: 28296613.
  2. Merkle FT, Ghosh S, Kamitaki N, Mitchell J, Avior Y, Mello C, Kashin S, Mekhoubad S, Ilic D, Charlton M, Saphier G, Handsaker RE, Genovese G, Bar S, Benvenisty N, McCarroll SA, Eggan K. Human pluripotent stem cells recurrently acquire and expand dominant negative P53 mutations. Nature. 2017 May 11;545(7653):229-233. doi: 10.1038/nature22312. Epub 2017 Apr 26. PubMed PMID: 28445466; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5427175.

Genome-editing

  1. Yu W, Mookherjee S, Chaitankar V, Hiriyanna S, Kim JW, Brooks M, Ataeijannati Y, Sun X, Dong L, Li T, Swaroop A, Wu Z. Nrl knockdown by AAV-delivered CRISPR/Cas9 prevents retinal degeneration in mice. Nat Commun. 2017 Mar 14;8:14716. doi: 10.1038/ncomms14716. PubMed PMID: 28291770.
  2. Schaefer KA, Wu WH, Colgan DF, Tsang SH, Bassuk AG, Mahajan VB. Unexpected mutations after CRISPR-Cas9 editing in vivo. Nat Methods. 2017 May 30;14(6):547-548. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.4293. PubMed PMID: 28557981.

Scientific Career

  1. Barnett A. Comment: Research needs more competence, less ‘excellence’. Nature. 2017 Mar 22;543(7646):S29. doi: 10.1038/543S29a. PubMed PMID: 28328912.

Development

  1. Lefrançais E, Ortiz-Muñoz G, Caudrillier A, Mallavia B, Liu F, Sayah DM, Thornton EE, Headley MB, David T, Coughlin SR, Krummel MF, Leavitt AD, Passegué E, Looney MR. The lung is a site of platelet biogenesis and a reservoir for haematopoietic progenitors. Nature. 2017 Apr 6;544(7648):105-109. doi: 10.1038/nature21706. Epub 2017 Mar 22. PubMed PMID: 28329764.

Genomics

  1. Stevens TJ, Lando D, Basu S, Atkinson LP, Cao Y, Lee SF, Leeb M, Wohlfahrt KJ, Boucher W, O’Shaughnessy-Kirwan A, Cramard J, Faure AJ, Ralser M, Blanco E, Morey L, Sansó M, Palayret MG, Lehner B, Di Croce L, Wutz A, Hendrich B, Klenerman D, Laue ED. 3D structures of individual mammalian genomes studied by single-cell Hi-C. Nature. 2017 Apr 6;544(7648):59-64. doi: 10.1038/nature21429. Epub 2017 Mar 13. PubMed PMID: 28289288; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5385134.

Eye diseases, glaucoma

  1. Williams PA, Harder JM, Foxworth NE, Cochran KE, Philip VM, Porciatti V, Smithies O, John SW. Vitamin B(3) modulates mitochondrial vulnerability and prevents glaucoma in aged mice. Science. 2017 Feb 17;355(6326):756-760. doi: 10.1126/science.aal0092. PubMed PMID: 28209901; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5408298.
    • Crowston J, Trounce I. Relief for retinal neurons under pressure. Science. 2017 Feb 17;355(6326):688-689. doi: 10.1126/science.aam7935. PubMed PMID: 28209856.

Retina

  1. Wang J, O’Sullivan ML, Mukherjee D, Puñal VM, Farsiu S, Kay JN. Anatomy and spatial organization of Müller glia in mouse retina. J Comp Neurol. 2017 Jun 1;525(8):1759-1777. doi: 10.1002/cne.24153. Epub 2017 Mar 7. PubMed PMID: 27997986.
  2. Xiang L, Chen XJ, Wu KC, Zhang CJ, Zhou GH, Lv JN, Sun LF, Cheng FF, Cai XB, Jin ZB. miR-183/96 plays a pivotal regulatory role in mouse photoreceptor maturation and maintenance. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 May 30. pii: 201618757. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1618757114. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28559309.
  3. Fan J, Jia L, Li Y, Ebrahim S, May-Simera H, Wood A, Morell RJ, Liu P, Lei J,  Kachar B, Belluscio L, Qian H, Li T, Li W, Wistow G, Dong L. Maturation arrest in early postnatal sensory receptors by deletion of the miR-183/96/182 cluster in mouse. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 May 23;114(21):E4271-E4280. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1619442114. Epub 2017 May 8. PubMed PMID: 28484004; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5448201.

Genetics

  1. Yang J, Jin ZB, Chen J, Huang XF, Li XM, Liang YB, Mao JY, Chen X, Zheng Z, Bakshi A, Zheng DD, Zheng MQ, Wray NR, Visscher PM, Lu F, Qu J. Genetic signatures of high-altitude adaptation in Tibetans. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Apr 18;114(16):4189-4194. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1617042114. Epub 2017 Apr 3. PubMed PMID: 28373541; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5402460.
  2. Jin ZB, Wu J, Huang XF, Feng CY, Cai XB, Mao JY, Xiang L, Wu KC, Xiao X, Kloss BA, Li Z, Liu Z, Huang S, Shen M, Cheng FF, Cheng XW, Zheng ZL, Chen X, Zhuang W, Zhang Q, Young TL, Xie T, Lu F, Qu J. Trio-based exome sequencing arrests de novo mutations in early-onset high myopia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Apr 18;114(16):4219-4224. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1615970114. Epub 2017 Apr 3. PubMed PMID: 28373534; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5402409.

 

Eye diseases

  1. Lin H, Ouyang H, Zhu J, Huang S, Liu Z, Chen S, Cao G, Li G, Signer RA, Xu Y, Chung C, Zhang Y, Lin D, Patel S, Wu F, Cai H, Hou J, Wen C, Jafari M, Liu X, Luo L, Zhu J, Qiu A, Hou R, Chen B, Chen J, Granet D, Heichel C, Shang F, Li X, Krawczyk M, Skowronska-Krawczyk D, Wang Y, Shi W, Chen D, Zhong Z, Zhong S, Zhang L, Chen S, Morrison SJ, Maas RL, Zhang K, Liu Y. Lens regeneration using endogenous stem cells with gain of visual function. Nature. 2016 Mar 9. doi: 10.1038/nature17181. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26958831. News release: Stem Cells Regenerate Human Lens After Cataract Surgery, Restoring Vision
  2. Hayashi R, Ishikawa Y, Sasamoto Y, Katori R, Nomura N, Ichikawa T, Araki S, Soma T, Kawasaki S, Sekiguchi K, Quantock AJ, Tsujikawa M, Nishida K. Co-ordinated ocular development from human iPS cells and recovery of corneal function. Nature. 2016 Mar 9. doi: 10.1038/nature17000. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26958835.

Stem cells

  1. Sridhar A, Ohlemacher SK, Langer KB, Meyer JS. Robust Differentiation of mRNA-Reprogrammed Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Toward a Retinal Lineage. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2016 Mar 1. pii: sctm.2015-0093. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26933039.
  2. Sagi I, Chia G, Golan-Lev T, Peretz M, Weissbein U, Sui L, Sauer MV, Yanuka O, Egli D, Benvenisty N. Derivation and differentiation of haploid human embryonic stem cells. Nature. 2016 Mar 16. doi: 10.1038/nature17408. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26982723.

Development

  1. Pueschel R, Coraggio F, Meister P. From single genes to entire genomes: the search for a function of nuclear organization. Development. 2016 Mar 15;143(6):910-23. doi: 10.1242/dev.129007. Review. PubMed PMID: 26980791.
  2. Salomon DR. A CRISPR Way to Block PERVs – Engineering Organs for Transplantation. N Engl J Med. 2016 Mar 17;374(11):1089-1091. PubMed PMID: 26981939.

Neuroscience

  1. Mullins C, Fishell G, Tsien RW. Unifying Views of Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Consideration of Autoregulatory Feedback Loops. Neuron. 2016 Mar 16;89(6):1131-56. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.02.017. Review. PubMed PMID: 26985722.
  2. Hazen JL, Faust GG, Rodriguez AR, Ferguson WC, Shumilina S, Clark RA, Boland MJ, Martin G, Chubukov P, Tsunemoto RK, Torkamani A, Kupriyanov S, Hall IM, Baldwin KK. The Complete Genome Sequences, Unique Mutational Spectra, and Developmental Potency of Adult Neurons Revealed by Cloning. Neuron. 2016 Mar 16;89(6):1223-36. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.02.004. Epub 2016 Mar 3. PubMed PMID: 26948891; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4795965.

Mathematics

  1. Castelvecchi D. Fermat’s last theorem earns Andrew Wiles the Abel Prize. Nature. 2016 Mar 17;531(7594):287. doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19552. PubMed PMID: 26983518.

Molecular Biology

  1. Weingarten-Gabbay S, Elias-Kirma S, Nir R, Gritsenko AA, Stern-Ginossar N, Yakhini Z, Weinberger A, Segal E. Comparative genetics. Systematic discovery of cap-independent translation sequences in human and viral genomes. Science. 2016 Jan 15;351(6270). pii: aad4939. doi: 10.1126/science.aad4939. Epub 2016 Jan 14. PubMed PMID: 26816383.
  2. Bernecky C, Herzog F, Baumeister W, Plitzko JM, Cramer P. Structure of transcribing mammalian RNA polymerase II. Nature. 2016 Jan 20. doi: 10.1038/nature16482. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26789250.

Systems Biology

  1. Bartocci E, Lió P. Computational Modeling, Formal Analysis, and Tools for Systems Biology. PLoS Comput Biol. 2016 Jan 21;12(1):e1004591. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004591. eCollection 2016 Jan. Review. PubMed PMID: 26795950.

Neuroscience

  1. Oliveira RF, Simões JM, Teles MC, Oliveira CR, Becker JD, Lopes JS. Assessment of fight outcome is needed to activate socially driven transcriptional changes in the zebrafish brain. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Jan 19. pii: 201514292. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26787876.
  2. Randlett O, Wee CL, Naumann EA, Nnaemeka O, Schoppik D, Fitzgerald JE, Portugues R, Lacoste AM, Riegler C, Engert F, Schier AF. Whole-brain activity mapping onto a zebrafish brain atlas. Nat Methods. 2015 Nov;12(11):1039-1046. Epub 2015 Sep 14. PubMed PMID: 26778924; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4710481.
  3. Liu Z, Li X, Zhang JT, Cai YJ, Cheng TL, Cheng C, Wang Y, Zhang CC, Nie YH, Chen ZF, Bian WJ, Zhang L, Xiao J, Lu B, Zhang YF, Zhang XD, Sang X, Wu JJ, Xu X, Xiong ZQ, Zhang F, Yu X, Gong N, Zhou WH, Sun Q, Qiu Z. Autism-like behaviours and germline transmission in transgenic monkeys overexpressing MeCP2. Nature. 2016 Jan 25. doi: 10.1038/nature16533. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26808898.
  4. Dunn TW, Gebhardt C, Naumann EA, Riegler C, Ahrens MB, Engert F, Del Bene F. Neural Circuits Underlying Visually Evoked Escapes in Larval Zebrafish. Neuron. 2016 Jan 19. pii: S0896-6273(15)01123-X. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.12.021. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26804997.

Genome editing

  1. Where genome editing is needed. Nat Genet. 2016 Jan 27;48(2):103. doi: 10.1038/ng.3505. PubMed PMID: 26813758.
  2. Huang S, Weigel D, Beachy RN, Li J. A proposed regulatory framework for genome-edited crops. Nat Genet. 2016 Jan 27;48(2):109-11. doi: 10.1038/ng.3484. PubMed PMID: 26813761.
  3. Kleinstiver BP, Pattanayak V, Prew MS, Tsai SQ, Nguyen NT, Zheng Z, Joung JK. High-fidelity CRISPR-Cas9 nucleases with no detectable genome-wide off-target effects. Nature. 2016 Jan 6. doi: 10.1038/nature16526. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26735016.
  4.  Slaymaker IM, Gao L, Zetsche B, Scott DA, Yan WX, Zhang F. Rationally engineered Cas9 nucleases with improved specificity. Science. 2016 Jan 1;351(6268):84-8. doi: 10.1126/science.aad5227. Epub 2015 Dec 1. PubMed PMID: 26628643; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4714946.
  5. Urnov F. Genome editing: The domestication of Cas9. Nature. 2016 Jan 28;529(7587):468-9. doi: 10.1038/529468a. PubMed PMID: 26819037.

Eye diseases

  1. Fritsche LG, et al., A large genome-wide association study of age-related macular degeneration highlights contributions of rare and common variants. Nat Genet. 2015 Dec 21. doi: 10.1038/ng.3448. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26691988.
  2. Saksens NT, Krebs MP, Schoenmaker-Koller FE, Hicks W, Yu M, Shi L, Rowe L, Collin GB, Charette JR, Letteboer SJ, Neveling K, van Moorsel TW, Abu-Ltaif S, De Baere E, Walraedt S, Banfi S, Simonelli F, Cremers FP, Boon CJ, Roepman R, Leroy BP, Peachey NS, Hoyng CB, Nishina PM, den Hollander AI. Mutations in CTNNA1 cause butterfly-shaped pigment dystrophy and perturbed retinal pigment epithelium integrity. Nat Genet. 2015 Dec 21. doi: 10.1038/ng.3474. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26691986.
  3. Bailey JN, et al., Genome-wide association analysis identifies TXNRD2, ATXN2 and FOXC1 as susceptibility loci for primary open-angle glaucoma. Nat Genet. 2016 Jan 11. doi: 10.1038/ng.3482. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26752265.

Development

  1. Rajagopal J, Stanger BZ. Plasticity in the Adult: How Should the Waddington Diagram Be Applied to Regenerating Tissues? Dev Cell. 2016 Jan 25;36(2):133-137. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2015.12.021. Review. PubMed PMID: 26812013.
  2. Stegmaier J, Amat F, Lemon WC, McDole K, Wan Y, Teodoro G, Mikut R, Keller PJ. Real-Time Three-Dimensional Cell Segmentation in Large-Scale Microscopy Data of Developing Embryos. Dev Cell. 2016 Jan 25;36(2):225-240. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2015.12.028. PubMed PMID: 26812020.
  3. Yamauchi Y, Riel JM, Ruthig VA, Ortega EA, Mitchell MJ, Ward MA. Two genes substitute for the mouse Y chromosome for spermatogenesis and reproduction. Science. 2016 Jan 29;351(6272):514-6. doi: 10.1126/science.aad1795. PubMed PMID: 26823431.
  4. Quan XJ, Yuan L, Tiberi L, Claeys A, De Geest N, Yan J, van der Kant R, Xie WR, Klisch TJ, Shymkowitz J, Rousseau F, Bollen M, Beullens M, Zoghbi HY, Vanderhaeghen P, Hassan BA. Post-translational Control of the Temporal Dynamics of Transcription Factor Activity Regulates Neurogenesis. Cell. 2016 Jan 28;164(3):460-75. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.12.048. PubMed PMID: 26824657.

Disease

  1. Kaufman CK, Mosimann C, Fan ZP, Yang S, Thomas AJ, Ablain J, Tan JL, Fogley RD, van Rooijen E, Hagedorn EJ, Ciarlo C, White RM, Matos DA, Puller AC, Santoriello C, Liao EC, Young RA, Zon LI. A zebrafish melanoma model reveals emergence of neural crest identity during melanoma initiation. Science. 2016 Jan 29;351(6272):aad2197. doi: 10.1126/science.aad2197. Epub 2016 Jan 28. PubMed PMID: 26823433.
 

Stem cells/ regenerative medicine

  1. Zhong X, Gutierrez C, Xue T, Hampton C, Vergara MN, Cao LH, Peters A, Park TS, Zambidis ET, Meyer JS, Gamm DM, Yau KW, Canto-Soler MV. Generation of three-dimensional retinal tissue with functional photoreceptors from human iPSCs. Nat Commun. 2014 Jun 10;5:4047. doi: 10.1038/ncomms5047. PubMed PMID: 24915161.
  2. Reichman S, Terray A, Slembrouck A, Nanteau C, Orieux G, Habeler W, Nandrot EF, Sahel JA, Monville C, Goureau O. From confluent human iPS cells to self-forming neural retina and retinal pigmented epithelium. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jun 10;111(23):8518-23. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1324212111. Epub 2014 May 27. PubMed PMID: 24912154.
  3. Chong JJ, Yang X, Don CW, Minami E, Liu YW, Weyers JJ, Mahoney WM, Van Biber B, Cook SM, Palpant NJ, Gantz JA, Fugate JA, Muskheli V, Gough GM, Vogel KW, Astley CA, Hotchkiss CE, Baldessari A, Pabon L, Reinecke H, Gill EA, Nelson V, Kiem HP, Laflamme MA, Murry CE. Human embryonic-stem-cell-derived cardiomyocytes regenerate non-human primate hearts. Nature. 2014 Jun 12;510(7504):273-7. doi: 10.1038/nature13233. Epub 2014 Apr 30. PubMed PMID: 24776797.
  4. Normile D, Vogel G. Cell biology. STAP cells succumb to pressure. Science. 2014 Jun 13;344(6189):1215-6. doi: 10.1126/science.344.6189.1215. PubMed PMID: 24925996.

Eye diseases

  1. Agbaga MP, Tam BM, Wong JS, Yang LL, Anderson RE, Moritz OL. Mutant ELOVL4 That Causes Autosomal Dominant Stargardt-3 Macular Dystrophy Is Misrouted to Rod Outer Segment Disks. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 May 15;55(6):3669-3680. doi: 10.1167/iovs.13-13099. PubMed PMID: 24833735.

Oxidative stress

  1. Moussavi Nik SH, Croft K, Mori TA, Lardelli M. The comparison of methods for measuring oxidative stress in zebrafish brains. Zebrafish. 2014 Jun;11(3):248-54. doi: 10.1089/zeb.2013.0958. Epub 2014 May 5. PubMed PMID: 24798242.

Molecular Biology

  1. Roberts JW. Molecular biology. Molecular basis of transcription pausing. Science. 2014 Jun 13;344(6189):1226-7. doi: 10.1126/science.1255712. PubMed PMID: 24926002.

Systems Biology

  1. Shalek AK, Satija R, Shuga J, Trombetta JJ, Gennert D, Lu D, Chen P, Gertner RS, Gaublomme JT, Yosef N, Schwartz S, Fowler B, Weaver S, Wang J, Wang X, Ding R, Raychowdhury R, Friedman N, Hacohen N, Park H, May AP, Regev A. Single-cell RNA-seq reveals dynamic paracrine control of cellular variation. Nature. 2014 Jun 11. doi: 10.1038/nature13437. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24919153.

Synthetic Biology/Gene regulatory Network

  1. Attwater J, Holliger P. A synthetic approach to abiogenesis. Nat Methods. 2014 May;11(5):495-8. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2893. PubMed PMID: 24781322.
  2. Brophy JA, Voigt CA. Principles of genetic circuit design. Nat Methods. 2014 May;11(5):508-20. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2926. Review. PubMed PMID: 24781324.

Behaviour

  1. Zhou Y, Cattley RT, Cario CL, Bai Q, Burton EA. Quantification of larval zebrafish motor function in multiwell plates using open-source MATLAB applications. Nat Protoc. 2014 Jul;9(7):1533-48. doi: 10.1038/nprot.2014.094. Epub 2014 Jun 5. PubMed PMID: 24901738.

Education

  1. Wieman CE. Large-scale comparison of science teaching methods sends clear message. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jun 10;111(23):8319-20. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1407304111. Epub 2014 May 22. PubMed PMID: 24853505.
  2. Zhou M, Lee J. Assessing what is cultural about Asian Americans’ academic advantage. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jun 10;111(23):8321-2. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1407309111. Epub 2014 May 29. PubMed PMID: 24876277.
  3. Freeman S, Eddy SL, McDonough M, Smith MK, Okoroafor N, Jordt H, Wenderoth MP. Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jun 10;111(23):8410-5. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1319030111. Epub 2014 May 12. PubMed PMID: 24821756.
  4. Hsin A, Xie Y. Explaining Asian Americans’ academic advantage over whites. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jun 10;111(23):8416-21. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1406402111. Epub 2014 May 5. PubMed PMID: 24799702.

Scientific Career

  1. van Dijk D, Manor O, Carey LB. Publication metrics and success on the academic job market. Curr Biol. 2014 Jun 2;24(11):R516-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.04.039. PubMed PMID: 24892909.

Genetics

  1. Zu Y, Tong X, Wang Z, Liu D, Pan R, Li Z, Hu Y, Luo Z, Huang P, Wu Q, Zhu Z, Zhang B, Lin S. TALEN-mediated precise genome modification by homologous recombination in zebrafish. Nat Methods. 2013 Feb 24. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2374. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23435258.
  2. Chang N, Sun C, Gao L, Zhu D, Xu X, Zhu X, Xiong JW, Xi JJ. Genome editing with RNA-guided Cas9 nuclease in Zebrafish embryos. Cell Res. 2013 Apr;23(4):465-72. doi: 10.1038/cr.2013.45. Epub 2013 Mar 26. PubMed PMID: 23528705; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3616424.

Retinal development

  1. Chiodini F, Matter-Sadzinski L, Rodrigues T, Skowronska-Krawczyk D, Brodier L, Schaad O, Bauer C, Ballivet M, Matter JM. A Positive Feedback Loop between ATOH7 and a Notch Effector Regulates Cell-Cycle Progression and Neurogenesis in the Retina. Cell Rep. 2013 Mar 28;3(3):796-807. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2013.01.035. Epub 2013 Feb 21. PubMed PMID: 23434507.

Eye diseases

  1. From the Telegraph: Eye drops could treat macular degeneration. Original article in Cell Metabolism: Impaired Cholesterol Efflux in Senescent Macrophages Promotes Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
  2. From the Washington Post: First U.S. artificial retina approved; device could restore some sight to blind. FDA’s news release.

Neuroscience

  1. Blackiston DJ, Levin M. Ectopic eyes outside the head in Xenopus tadpoles provide sensory data for light-mediated learning. J Exp Biol. 2013 Mar 15;216(Pt 6):1031-40. doi: 10.1242/jeb.074963. PubMed PMID: 23447666.
    • Commentary: Tadpoles See with Extra Eyes
    • Very interesting article. It demonstrates how tadpole can sense light by the innervation from an ectopic eye.

 

Science special section - Forces in Development

  1. Purnell BA. Forces in development. Forceful thinking. Introduction. Science. 2012 Oct 12;338(6104):209. doi: 10.1126/science.338.6104.209. PubMed PMID: 23066070.
  2. Kicheva A, Cohen M, Briscoe J. Developmental pattern formation: insights from physics and biology. Science. 2012 Oct 12;338(6104):210-2. doi: 10.1126/science.1225182. Review. PubMed PMID: 23066071.
  3. Furusawa C, Kaneko K. A dynamical-systems view of stem cell biology. Science.  2012 Oct 12;338(6104):215-7. doi: 10.1126/science.1224311. Review. PubMed PMID: 23066073.
  4. Newman SA. Physico-genetic determinants in the evolution of development. Science. 2012 Oct 12;338(6104):217-9. doi: 10.1126/science.1222003. PubMed PMID: 23066074.
  5. Behrndt M, Salbreux G, Campinho P, Hauschild R, Oswald F, Roensch J, Grill SW, Heisenberg CP. Forces driving epithelial spreading in zebrafish gastrulation. Science. 2012 Oct 12;338(6104):257-60. doi: 10.1126/science.1224143. PubMed PMID: 23066079.

Visual sciences

  1. Hardie RC, Franze K. Photomechanical responses in Drosophila photoreceptors. Science. 2012 Oct 12;338(6104):260-3. doi: 10.1126/science.1222376. PubMed PMID: 23066080.

Neural behaviour

  1. Fernandes AM, Fero K, Arrenberg AB, Bergeron SA, Driever W, Burgess HA. Deep Brain Photoreceptors Control Light-Seeking Behavior in Zebrafish Larvae. Curr Biol. 2012 Sep 18. pii: S0960-9822(12)00944-X. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.08.016. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23000151.

Retinal development

  1. Xiang M. Intrinsic control of mammalian retinogenesis. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2012 Oct 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23064704.

Eye diseases

  1. Sahly I, Dufour E, Schietroma C, Michel V, Bahloul A, Perfettini I, Pepermans E, Estivalet A, Carette D, Aghaie A, Ebermann I, Lelli A, Iribarne M, Hardelin JP, Weil D, Sahel JA, El-Amraoui A, Petit C. Localization of Usher 1 proteins to the photoreceptor calyceal processes, which are absent from mice. J Cell Biol. 2012 Oct 15;199(2):381-99. doi: 10.1083/jcb.201202012. Epub 2012 Oct 8. PubMed PMID: 23045546; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3471240.

Medicine

  1. Krogsbøll LT, Jørgensen KJ, Grønhøj Larsen C, Gøtzsche PC. General health checks in adults for reducing morbidity and mortality from disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Oct 17;10:CD009009. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009009.pub2. PubMed PMID: 23076952.