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Surviving a stroke propels career in brain research

Surviving a stroke propels career in brain research

July 26, 2017

In July 2005, as a high school senior, Frank Garcea suffered what could have been a deadly stroke during soccer practice. Today, after receiving his doctorate at Rochester, he researches how the brain recovers from injury.

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New retinal imaging technique gives us closer look at the eye

New retinal imaging technique gives us closer look at the eye

January 2, 2017

Researchers at the Rochester Medical Center are the first to be able to make out the individual cells at the back of the eye that are implicated in vision loss in diseases like glaucoma. They hope their revolutionary new technique could prevent vision loss via earlier diagnosis and treatment for these diseases.

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Researchers explore regeneration in critical layer of cornea

Researchers explore regeneration in critical layer of cornea

December 9, 2016

A team of University researchers is exploring the possibility that stem cells on the outer edges of the cornea, given the right stimulation, can replace damaged cells. The work raises the possibility of restoring vision without the need for cornea transplants.

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Sigma Xi awards David R. Williams the William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement

Sigma Xi awards David R. Williams the William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement

October 23, 2015

David R. Williams, widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on human vision and pioneer in the use of adaptive optics technologies for vision applications, serves as the William G. Allyn Professor of Medical Optics, director of the Center for Visual Science, and dean for research in Arts, Science & Engineering.

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Vision expert David Williams receives Beckman-Argyros Award

Vision expert David Williams receives Beckman-Argyros Award

August 11, 2015

David Williams, widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on human vision, received the $500,000 prize for his transformative breakthroughs in vision research and adaptive optics.

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UR team gets $3.8 million National Eye Institute grant

UR team gets $3.8 million National Eye Institute grant

May 1, 2015

A team of researchers at the University of Rochester has received $3.8 million from the National Eye Institute to fund a project with the objective of leading to the next generation of cures for blindness, university officials said. The Rochester team and its partners are designing an optical system to image responses to light of large numbers of individual cells in the retina.

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Rochester team receives National Eye Institute grant for restoring vision through retinal regeneration

Rochester team receives National Eye Institute grant for restoring vision through retinal regeneration

May 1, 2015

The imaging system being developed at Rochester builds on work pioneered by David Williams, widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on human vision. Williams pioneered the use of adaptive optics technologies for vision applications.

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University mourns sudden loss of David Knill

University mourns sudden loss of David Knill

October 8, 2014

Knill, who came to the University as an associate professor in 1999, was a leading scientist in the study of human perception. He also served as the associate director of the Center for Visual Science since 2001. Most of his work, which included over 60 research and review articles, focused on visual perception and how humans use vision to guide physical actions.

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