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Image: Anatomy of the fish eye. Anatomy of the rainbow trout eye, showing the retina (left) containing the photoreceptors (blue and red) and the vast capillary network behind the retina (right, diffuse green).

2020.08.24 |

Acidic fish eyes see better

A recent study in eLife shows a new mechanism in the fish eye that boosts the retina´s oxygen supply more than 10-fold and enhances the eye's ability to process visual input. This mechanism for improved vision may have contributed to the extraordinary adaptive radiation of the fishes, which today represent half of all vertebrates in the world.

Photo: The last AIAS Fellows' cohort from February 2020. By Melissa Bach Yildirim.

2020.08.18 |

20 new AIAS fellows selected

A cohort of 20 new AIAS fellows from around the world has now been selected in a thorough international and triple peer-review process in the Spring and Summer of 2020.

Jens Leipziger and his colleagues have developed a urine test, that may turn out to be enough to find out how well new drugs for patients with cystic fibrosis work. Photo: Ida Marie Jensen.

2020.08.13 |

A urine test that measures the effect of the new cystic fibrosis drugs

A urine sample may turn out to be enough to find out how well new drugs for patients with cystic fibrosis work. AIAS Fellow Jens Leipziger and researchers from Aarhus University have developed this urine test. The results have just been published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and are an international collaboration project…