Next Journal Club
Restoring vision - Optogenetic gene therapy targeted at human ON-bipolar cells
Optogenetic gene therapy holds great promise for healing blindness. Hulliger et al have developed a new promoter that effectively targets human ON bipolar cells. This is an important step towards clinical applications of optogenetic gene therapy for restoring vision.
Recent Journal Club
The role of Nogo-A in visual deficits induced by retinal injury.
Nogo-A, an inhibitor of neural growth, prevents regeneration after injury. Blocking of Nogo-A aides recovery, also in the visual system after retinal damage. Baya Mdzomba show with our OptoDrum that visual behavior benefits from Nogo-A neutralization after retinal damage typically found in diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma.